: 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

Word History


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

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“Strelitzia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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