Turnera

noun
Tur·​nera | \ ˈtərnərə \

Definition of Turnera

: a large genus (the type of the family Turneraceae) of tropical American dicotyledonous plants having alternate leaves and solitary axillary yellow flowers often with the peduncle and petiole coherent — see damiana, yellow alder

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History and Etymology for Turnera

New Latin, after William Turner †1568 English physician and botanist

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“Turnera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Turnera. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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