lapeyrousia

noun

lap·​ey·​rou·​sia
ˌlapəˈrüz(h)ēə
1
capitalized : a genus of southern African bulbous herbs (family Iridaceae) having blue or red flowers with a slender perianth tube and stamens inserted on the throat
2
plural -s : any plant of the genus Lapeyrousia

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, irregular from Jean François de Galaup de La Pérouse †1788 French sailor and explorer + New Latin -ia

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“Lapeyrousia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lapeyrousia. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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