hamelia

noun
ha·​me·​lia | \ həˈmēlyə \

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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History and Etymology for hamelia

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 4 Aug. 2021.

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