noun gil·ia \ˈjilēə\

Definition of gilia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of North American herbs (family Polemoniaceae) with often dissected leaves and campanulate to infundibuliform flowers of various colors

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Gilia — see standing cypress

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Origin and Etymology of gilia

New Latin, from Felipe Gil 18th century Spanish botanist + New Latin -ia

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a brief usually trivial fact

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