noun Pol·a·ni·sia \ˌpäləˈnizh(ē)ə, -isēə\

Definition of Polanisia

  1. :  a genus of widely distributed herbs (family Capparidaceae) having palmate leaves and flowers with many stamens of unequal lengths — see clammyweed

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Origin and Etymology of polanisia

New Latin, from pol- (from poly-) + 1anis- + -ia; probably from the large but varying number of stamens

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