copernicia

noun co·per·ni·cia \ˌkōpə(r)ˈnish(ē)ə\

Definition of copernicia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a small genus of lofty tropical American fan palms having cup-shaped flowers followed by a one-seeded drupe — see carnauba

  2. 2 plural -s :  a palm of the genus Copernicia

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Origin and Etymology of copernicia

New Latin, from Nicolaus Copernicus + New Latin -ia


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