commelina

noun com·me·li·na \ˌkäməˈlīnə, -lēnə\

Definition of commelina

  1. 1 capitalized :  a large widely distributed genus (the type of the family Commelinaceae) of herbs of branching or creeping habit with flowers having one petal smaller than the other two

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Commelina

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Origin and Etymology of commelina

New Latin, after Kaspar Commelin †1731 Dutch botanist


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