: 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

Word History


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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near Quintinia

Cite this Entry

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!