bro·​wal·​lia brə-ˈwä-lē-ə How to pronounce browallia (audio)
: any of a genus (Browallia) of tropical American herbs of the nightshade family cultivated for their blue, violet, or white flowers

Examples of browallia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or try it in containers with blue browallia. Sheryl Geerts, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Feb. 2023

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Word History


New Latin, from J. Browallius †1755 Swedish naturalist

First Known Use

1782, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of browallia was in 1782

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“Browallia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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