capitalized : a genus (family Rubiaceae) of tropical American shrubs having flowers in scorpioid cymes with the corolla distinctly 5-ribbed
plural -s : any plant of the genus Hamelia

Word History


New Latin, from Henri L. Duhamel-Dumonceau †1782 French agriculturist + New Latin -ia

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“Hamelia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hamelia. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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