Definition of Oenothera
: a genus of mostly North American annual or biennial herbs (family Onagraceae) having usually nocturnal yellow flowers with erect buds and terete seeds in two rows in a capsule — see evening primrose kneiffia
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Origin and Etymology of oenothera
New Latin, from Latin oenothera, onothera, a plant of the genus Epilobium, from Greek oinothēras, onothēras
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