Royena

noun
Roy·​e·​na | \ rȯiˈēnə, rȯ(i)ˈyē- \

Definition of Royena

: a genus of southern African shrubs or trees (family Ebenaceae) having monoclinous flowers with bell-shaped accrescent calyx and reflexed corolla lobes — see african bladdernut

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History and Etymology for Royena

New Latin, from Adrian van Royen †1779 Dutch botanist

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“Royena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Royena. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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