noun Quin·tin·ia \kwin‧ˈtinēə, kan‧-\

Definition of Quintinia

  1. :  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 b, opossum wood

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Origin and Etymology of quintinia

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

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