: a genus of tropical American woody vines (family Verbenaceae) having large blue or purple flowers in long racemes with the colored sepals enlarging in fruiting see purple wreath

Word History


New Latin, from Robert James, Baron Petre †1743 English patron of botany

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“Petrea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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