Petiveria

noun Pet·i·ve·ria \ˌpetəˈvirēə\

Definition of Petiveria

  1. :  a genus of tropical American garlic-scented herbs (family Phytolaccaceae) with small greenish spicate flowers

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Origin and Etymology of petiveria

New Latin, from James Petiver †1718 English botanist and entomologist + New Latin -ia


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