Styphelia

noun Sty·phe·lia \stīˈfēlēə, -lyə\

Definition of Styphelia

  1. :  a large genus of mostly Australasian heathlike shrubs (family Epacridaceae) having the calyx and corolla usually colored alike

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Origin and Etymology of styphelia

New Latin, from Greek styphelos rough + New Latin -ia; perhaps akin to Greek typtein to beat, strike — more at type


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