Polymnia

noun
Po·​lym·​nia | \ pəˈlimnēə\

Definition of Polymnia

: a small genus of American and chiefly tropical herbs (family Compositae) having large lobed leaves and corymbose heads of discoid and radiate yellow or white flowers — see leafcup

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History and Etymology for Polymnia

New Latin, probably from Latin Polymnia, Polyhymnia, one of the Greek muses, from Greek

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