en·​ce·​lia | \ ə̇nˈsēlēə \

Definition of encelia

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

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“Encelia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encelia. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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