Pentzia

noun Pentz·ia \ ˈpentsēə \

Definition of Pentzia

: a small genus of southern African hoary shrubs (family Compositae) having small wedge-shaped leaves, yellow flowers in small heads, and achenes crowned with a cleft and cuplike pappus

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Origin and Etymology of pentzia

New Latin, from Charles J. Pentz, 18th century Swedish student + New Latin -ia


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