dimorphotheca

noun di·mor·pho·the·ca \(ˌ)dīˌmȯrfəˈthēkə\

Definition of dimorphotheca

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of southern African herbs or subshrubs (family Compositae) with terminal solitary white, purple, orange, or yellow flower heads similar to those of plants of the genus Calendula and with conspicuously toothed leaves

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Dimorphotheca —called also African daisy, cape marigold, star of the veldt

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Origin and Etymology of dimorphotheca

New Latin, from dimorpho- (from Greek dimorphos) + -theca


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