noun Van·cou·ve·ria \ˌvanküˈvirēə\

Definition of Vancouveria

in some classifications

  1. :  a genus of western North American herbs (family Berberidaceae) that have dissected basal leaves and small panicled white flowers with numerous sepals and six petals and are usually included in the genus Epimedium

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Origin and Etymology of vancouveria

New Latin, probably from George Vancouver †1798 English navigator + New Latin -ia

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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