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

Word History


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

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“Gaura.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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