bouvardia

noun bou·var·dia \büˈvärdēə\

Definition of bouvardia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of tropical American herbs and shrubs (family Rubiaceae) with corymbs of showy tubular red, scarlet, yellow, and white flowers

  2. 2 plural -s :  a plant or flower of the genus Bouvardia

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Origin and Etymology of bouvardia

New Latin, from Charles Bouvard †1658 French physician + New Latin -ia


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