big·e·lowia | \ ˌbi-gə-ˈlō-ē-ə \

Definition of bigelowia 

1 capitalized : a genus of herbaceous or shrubby plants (family Compositae) with alternate linear or lanceolate leaves and flower heads arranged in corymbs

2 plural -s : a plant of the genus Bigelowia

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History and Etymology for bigelowia

New Latin, from Jacob Bigelow †1879 American physician and botanist + New Latin -ia

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