erythea

noun
er·​y·​thea | \-ˈthēə\

Definition of erythea 

1 capitalized : a genus of Californian and Mexican slender fan palms with smooth trunks and large orbicular leaves whose lobes bear white filaments

2 plural -s : any palm of the genus Erythea

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History and Etymology for erythea

New Latin, from Greek Erytheia, one of the Hesperides

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