er·​e·​moph·​i·​la | \ -äfələ \

Definition of eremophila

1 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
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Eremophila

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History and Etymology for eremophila

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

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“Eremophila.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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