gordonia

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Definition of gordonia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of Asiatic and North American shrubs or small trees (family Theaceae) with evergreen foliage and large white flowers — see loblolly bay

  2. 2 plural -s :  any tree of the genus Gordonia —called also franklinia

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Origin and Etymology of gordonia

New Latin, from James Gordon †1781 English gardener + New Latin -ia


Gordonia

noun Gor·do·nia \gȯ(r)ˈdōnēə\

Definition of Gordonia

  1. :  a genus of extinct reptiles from the New Red Sandstone of Scotland related to but smaller than those of Dicynodon

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New Latin, from G. Gordon, 19th century Scottish naturalist + New Latin -ia


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