noun Mau·ri·tia \mȯˈrishēə\

Definition of Mauritia

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of mauritia

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

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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