Hernandia

noun
Her·​nan·​dia | \ (ˌ)hərˈnandēə \

Definition of Hernandia

: a genus (the type of the family Hernandiaceae of the order Ranales) of tropical trees having light combustible wood, alternate entire leaves, small paniculate flowers, and drupaceous fruits

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Other Words from Hernandia

hernandiaceous \ (¦)⸗¦⸗⸗¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Hernandia

New Latin, from Francisco Hernández †1578 Spanish botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Hernandia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hernandia. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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