Thespesia

noun Thes·pe·sia \theˈspēzh(ē)ə\

Definition of Thespesia

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at the-


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