capitalized : a genus of Old World prostrate mat-forming evergreen heaths (family Ericaceae) with 4-parted flowers in racemes that was formerly included in Phyllodoce
plural bryanthuses
also bryanthi
: any plant of the genus Bryanthus or sometimes of the genus Phyllodoce

Word History


New Latin, from bry- + -anthus

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“Bryanthus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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