fothergilla

noun foth·er·gil·la \ˌfäthə(r)ˈgilə\

Definition of fothergilla

  1. 1 capitalized :  a small genus (family Hamamelidaceae) of deciduous shrubs of the southeastern U.S. that have alternate coarsely toothed leaves with petioles and stipules and bear white apetalous flowers in terminal heads or spikes

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Fothergilla —called also witch alder

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Origin and Etymology of fothergilla

New Latin, from John Fothergill †1780 British physician and botanist


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