capitalized : a genus of shrubs or trees (family Myoporaceae) having large solitary or paired often spotted flowers one species of which (E. latrobei) is important in Australia as a stock-poisoning plant
plural -s : any plant of the genus Eremophila

Word History


New Latin, from erem- + -phila (feminine of -philus)

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“Eremophila.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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