Quintinia

noun

Quin·​tin·​ia
kwin‧ˈtinēə,
kan‧-
: 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

Etymology

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

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

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