dorstenia

noun dor·ste·nia \dȯ(r)ˈstēnēə\

Definition of dorstenia

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 plural dorstenias also dorsteniae \-ēˌē\ :  any plant of the genus Dorstenia

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Origin and Etymology of dorstenia

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


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