lap·​ey·​rou·​sia | \ ˌlapəˈrüz(h)ēə \

Definition of lapeyrousia

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

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History and Etymology for lapeyrousia

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

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“Lapeyrousia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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