halesia

noun
ha·​le·​sia | \ həˈlēzh(ē)ə, hāˈ- \

Definition of halesia

1 capitalized : a genus of small trees (family Styracaceae) of southeastern North America having alternate leaves and white bell-shaped flowers borne in great profusion before the leaves — see silver bell
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Halesia

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History and Etymology for halesia

New Latin, from Stephen Hales †1761 English physiologist + New Latin -ia

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“Halesia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/halesia. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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