Tovaria

noun
To·​var·​ia | \ təˈva(a)rēə \

Definition of Tovaria

: 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

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Other Words from Tovaria

tovariaceous \ tə¦va(a)rē¦ashəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Tovaria

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 30 Jul. 2021.

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