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

Word History


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

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“Polanisia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polanisia. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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