noun en·ce·lia \ə̇nˈsēlēə\

Definition of encelia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of shrubs (family Compositae) of the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico having linear leaves, radiate flower heads, and flat achenes — see brittlebush

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Encelia — see incienso

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Origin and Etymology of encelia

New Latin

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