capitalized : a large genus of tropical herbs (family Moraceae) having basal leaves and small monoecious flowers crowded upon a fleshy receptacle at the end of a long naked peduncle see contrayerva
plural dorstenias also dorsteniae
: any plant of the genus Dorstenia

Word History


New Latin, from Theodor Dorsten †1552 German botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Dorstenia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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