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plural -s
: a plant of the genus Gordonia
especially : franklin tree


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taxonomic synonym of gordonia

Word History



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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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