Varronia

noun

Var·​ro·​nia
vəˈrōnēə
: a large genus of tropical American shrubs and trees (family Boraginaceae) having pubescent or scabrous foliage and small usually white flowers with a 4-lobed or 5-lobed limb followed by fruit that is a small slightly fleshy drupe

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Varron-, Varro (Marcus Terentius Varro †27 b.c. Roman scholar) + New Latin -ia

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“Varronia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Varronia. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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