Perularia

noun
Per·​u·​lar·​ia | \ ˌper(y)əˈla(a)rēə \

Definition of Perularia

: a genus of leafy-stemmed greenish flowered terrestrial orchids with fibrous roots and a bracted spicate inflorescence

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History and Etymology for Perularia

New Latin, from perula scale of a leaf bud (from Latin, small wallet, diminutive of pera wallet, from Greek pēra) + New Latin -aria

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“Perularia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Perularia. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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