lewisia

noun

lew·​i·​sia
lüˈizh(ē)ə
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

Word History

Etymology

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 17 Jun. 2024.

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