: a genus of lofty South American palms with pinnately lobed leaves, almost spineless trunks, perfectly 3-celled ovaries, and smooth seeds see miriti palm

Word History


New Latin, from Count Joan Mauritz van Nassau-Siegen †1679 Dutch general and administrator + New Latin -ia

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“Mauritia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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