aloysia

noun alo·ys·ia \ˌaləˈwish(ē)ə\

Definition of aloysia

plural

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Origin and Etymology of aloysia

New Latin, after María Luisa (Aloysia) Teresa †1819 wife of Charles IV of Spain


First Known Use: 1818


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