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

Definition of Polanisia

: 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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History and Etymology for Polanisia

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

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“Polanisia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polanisia. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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