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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Origin and Etymology of hernandia
New Latin, from Francisco Hernández †1578 Spanish botanist + New Latin -ia
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