noun Stach·y·tar·phe·ta \ˌstakə̇tärˈfētə\

Definition of Stachytarpheta

  1. :  a genus of chiefly tropical plants (family Verbenaceae) with solitary axillary flowers — see jamaica vervain

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Origin and Etymology of stachytarpheta

New Latin, from Greek stachys + New Latin -tarpheta (probably irregular from Greek tarpheia, feminine of tarphys thick; perhaps akin to Greek thrombos lump — more at thromb-

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