Monimia

noun
Mo·​nim·​ia | \ məˈnimēə \

Definition of Monimia

: 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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History and Etymology for 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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“Monimia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Monimia. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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