noun gau·ra \ˈgȯrə\

Definition of gaura

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of American herbs (family Onagraceae) having flowers in terminal spikes or racemes

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Gaura

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Origin and Etymology of gaura

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

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