noun Tour·ne·for·tia \ˌtu̇rnəˈfȯrshēə, -rtēə\

Definition of Tournefortia

  1. :  a large genus of tropical trees and shrubs (family Boraginaceae) having alternate leaves and terminal cymes of small flowers and a fruit that is a fleshy or spongy 4-celled drupe

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Origin and Etymology of tournefortia

New Latin, from Joseph Pitton de Tournefort †1708 French botanist + New Latin -ia

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a brief usually trivial fact

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