lapeyrousia

noun 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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Origin and Etymology of lapeyrousia

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


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