: 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

Word History


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

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“Pentzia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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