Russelia

noun
Rus·​se·​lia | \ ˌrəˈsēlēə, -lyə \

Definition of Russelia

: a genus of often nearly leafless Mexican shrubs (family Scrophulariaceae) having red flowers with a tubular corolla, four stamens, and a nearly globose 2-celled capsule — see coral plant sense 2 c

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History and Etymology for Russelia

New Latin, from Alexander Russell †1768 British physician at Aleppo + New Latin -ia

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“Russelia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Russelia. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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