Petiveria

noun

Pet·​i·​ve·​ria
ˌpetəˈvirēə
: a genus of tropical American garlic-scented herbs (family Phytolaccaceae) with small greenish spicate flowers

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Petiveria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Petiveria. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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