gaura

noun
gau·​ra | \ ˈgȯrə \

Definition of gaura

1 capitalized : a genus of American herbs (family Onagraceae) having flowers in terminal spikes or racemes
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Gaura

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History and Etymology for gaura

New Latin, from Greek gaurē, feminine of gauros majestic, splendid; from the beautiful flowers of some of the species

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“Gaura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gaura. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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