Quintinia

noun
Quin·​tin·​ia | \ kwin‧ˈtinēə, kan‧- \

Definition of Quintinia

: a small genus of New Zealand and in some classifications Philippine shrubs and trees (family Saxifragaceae) with alternate leaves and axillary or terminal racemes of white or lilac flowers — see kumarahou sense b, opossum wood

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History and Etymology for Quintinia

New Latin, after Jean de la Quintinie †1688 French botanist

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“Quintinia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Quintinia. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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