noun lap·ey·rou·sia \ˌlapəˈrüz(h)ēə\

Definition of lapeyrousia

  1. 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. 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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to cast off or become cast off

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