Styphelia

noun Sty·phe·lia \ stīˈfēlēə , -lyə \

Definition of Styphelia

: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


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