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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History and Etymology for Pentzia

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

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“Pentzia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pentzia. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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