bigelowia

noun
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

History and Etymology for bigelowia

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

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“Bigelowia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bigelowia. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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