franklinia

noun
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plural -s

Definition of franklinia

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a plant of the genus Gordonia especially : franklin tree

Franklinia

Frank·​lin·​ia | \ fraŋkˈlinēə \

Definition of Franklinia (Entry 2 of 2)

taxonomic synonym of gordonia

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History and Etymology for franklinia

Noun

New Latin, from Benjamin Franklin + New Latin -ia

New Latin, from Benjamin Franklin †1790 American statesman, scientist, and philospher + New Latin -ia

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“Franklinia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/franklinia. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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