gal·​to·​nia | \ gȯlˈtōnēə \

Definition of galtonia

1 capitalized : a small genus of southern African bulbous plants (family Liliaceae) that was formerly included in Hyacinthus but is distinguished by the large two to three foot long somewhat fleshy leaves and larger flowers in long loose racemes — see summer hyacinth
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Galtonia

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History and Etymology for galtonia

New Latin, from Sir Francis Galton + New Latin -ia

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“Galtonia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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