Pinckneya

noun

Pinck·​neya
ˈpiŋknēə,
piŋkˈnēyə
: a genus of trees (family Rubiaceae) having showy pink and purple flowers with large colored bracts see georgia bark

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Charles C. Pinckney †1825 American statesman

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“Pinckneya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pinckneya. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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