Tetragonia

noun

Tet·​ra·​go·​nia
ˌte‧trəˈgōneə
: a genus of fleshy herbs or undershrubs (family Aizoaceae) of wide distribution having yellow or reddish apetalous flowers and a winged or quadrangular nut or drupe see new zealand spinach

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek tetragōnia spindle tree, from tetragōnos tetragonal + -ia -y

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“Tetragonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tetragonia. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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