: a genus (the type of the family Velloziaceae) of Brazilian plants having branching stems clothed with the bases of the stiff linear pointed leaves and including some that are cultivated for their bell-shaped flowers

Word History


New Latin, from José Velloso Xavier †1811 Brazilian botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Vellozia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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