boronia

noun
bo·​ro·​nia | \ bəˈrōnēə \

Definition of boronia

1 capitalized : a large genus of Australian aromatic shrubs (family Rutaceae) with highly scented red, purple, or white flowers
2 plural -s : a plant of the genus Boronia

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History and Etymology for boronia

New Latin, from Francesco Borone 18th century Italian servant + New Latin -ia

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“Boronia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boronia. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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