Saintpaulia

noun Saint·pau·lia \sāntˈpȯlēə\

Definition of Saintpaulia

  1. :  a genus of East African herbs (family Gesneriaceae) with nodding flowers having five or seven erect sepals, a nearly rotate bilabiate corolla, and two stamens — see african violet

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Origin and Etymology of saintpaulia

New Latin, from Baron Walter von Saint Paul †1910 German soldier and colonial administrator in eastern Africa, its discoverer + New Latin -ia


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