Strelitzia

noun Stre·litz·ia \ strə̇ˈlitsēə \

Definition of Strelitzia

:a small genus of usually large African herbs (family Musaceae) resembling the banana, rarely having a woody base, and having rigid glaucous distichous leaves and richly colored flowers with three sepals and three very irregular petals — compare bird-of-paradise

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Origin and Etymology of strelitzia

New Latin, from Charlotte Sophia †1818 Princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and wife of George III of England + New Latin -ia


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