gordonia

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noun (1)

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capitalized : a genus of Asiatic and North American shrubs or small trees (family Theaceae) with evergreen foliage and large white flowers see loblolly bay
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plural -s : any tree of the genus Gordonia

called also franklinia

Gordonia

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noun (2)

Gor·​do·​nia
gȯ(r)ˈdōnēə
: a genus of extinct reptiles from the New Red Sandstone of Scotland related to but smaller than those of Dicynodon

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

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

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“Gordonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gordonia. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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