Var·​ro·​nia | \ vəˈrōnēə \

Definition of Varronia

: 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

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History and Etymology for Varronia

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

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“Varronia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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