browallia

noun
bro·​wal·​lia | \ brə-ˈwä-lē-ə How to pronounce browallia (audio) \

Definition of browallia

: any of a genus (Browallia) of tropical American herbs of the nightshade family cultivated for their blue, violet, or white flowers

First Known Use of browallia

1782, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for browallia

New Latin, from J. Browallius †1755 Swedish naturalist

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“Browallia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/browallia. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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