: a small genus (the type of the family Melianthaceae) of southern African shrubs having odd-pinnate leaves and racemose flowers with unequal sepals and four stamens see honeyflower

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New Latin, from meli- + -anthus

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“Melianthus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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