Definition of hamelia
1 capitalized : a genus (family Rubiaceae) of tropical American shrubs having flowers in scorpioid cymes with the corolla distinctly 5-ribbed
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Hamelia
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Origin and Etymology of hamelia
New Latin, from Henri L. Duhamel-Dumonceau †1782 French agriculturist + New Latin -ia
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