Monimia

noun Mo·nim·ia \məˈnimēə\

Definition of Monimia

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Monimiaceae) of shrubs native to the Mascarene islands having opposite leaves and small diclinous flowers

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Origin and Etymology of monimia

New Latin, from Latin Monima (from Latin, from Greek Monimē), the wife of Mithridates VI †63b.c. king of ancient Pontus after whom a related genus (Mithridatea) had been named + New Latin -ia


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