Ternstroemia

noun Tern·stroe·mia \ ˌtərnˈstrēmēə , -strōm- \

Definition of Ternstroemia

:a large genus of chiefly tropical American trees and shrubs (family Theaceae) having bracteate flowers with free sepals and petals slightly coherent at the base

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Origin and Etymology of ternstroemia

New Latin, from Christopher Ternström †1746 Swedish botanist + New Latin -ia


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