Mauritia

noun
Mau·​ri·​tia | \ mȯˈrishēə \

Definition of Mauritia

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

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History and Etymology for Mauritia

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

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“Mauritia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mauritia. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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