croomia

noun
croo·​mia | \ ˈkrümēə \

Definition of croomia

1 capitalized : a genus of herbs (family Stemonaceae) of the southern U.S. having horizontal rootstocks, leaves near the top of the stem, and nodding flowers
2 plural -s : a plant of the genus Croomia

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History and Etymology for croomia

New Latin, from H. B. Croom †1837 American botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Croomia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/croomia. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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