noun lew·i·sia \lüˈizh(ē)ə\

Definition of lewisia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a large genus of herbs (family Portulacaceae) of western North America with linear woolly leaves and large pink flowers — see bitterroot

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Lewisia

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Origin and Etymology of lewisia

New Latin, from Meriwether Lewis †1809 American explorer + New Latin -ia

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