Tovaria

noun

To·​var·​ia
təˈva(a)rēə
: a small genus (coextensive with the family Tovariaceae of the order Rhoeadales) of tropical American herbs having trifoliolate leaves and spicate flowers peculiar in having the sepals, petals, and stamens each eight while the gynoecium is composed of six carpels
tovariaceous
tə¦va(a)rē¦ashəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Simón Tovario, 18th century Spanish physician + New Latin -ia

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“Tovaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tovaria. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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