lewisia

noun
lew·​i·​sia | \ lüˈizh(ē)ə \

Definition of lewisia

1 capitalized : a large genus of herbs (family Portulacaceae) of western North America with linear woolly leaves and large pink flowers — see bitterroot
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Lewisia

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History and Etymology for lewisia

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

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“Lewisia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lewisia. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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