Thes·​pe·​sia | \ theˈspēzh(ē)ə \

Definition of Thespesia

: a small genus of tropical trees (family Malvaceae) having undivided leaves and large bracted flowers with a nearly simple style and 5-celled ovary — see portia tree

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History and Etymology for Thespesia

New Latin, from Greek, feminine of thespesios marvelous, divine, literally, told by a god; akin to Greek theos god and to enepein, ennepein to tell, speak

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“Thespesia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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