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
plural -s : any plant of the genus Dimorphotheca

called also African daisy, cape marigold, star of the veldt

Word History


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

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“Dimorphotheca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dimorphotheca. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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