Malesherbia

noun Males·her·bia \ˌmaləˈzərbēə, ˌmaləsˈhər-, malˈzər-\

Definition of Malesherbia

  1. :  a genus of South American herbs or undershrubs (family Malesherbiaceae) that have capsular fruit and large yellow racemose flowers with a tubular calyx exceeding the corolla

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Origin and Etymology of malesherbia

New Latin, from Chrétien G. de Lamoignon de Malesherbes †1794 French statesman + New Latin -ia


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