lo·a·sa | \ ˈlōəsə \
Definition of loasa
1 capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Loasaceae) of tropical American prickly herbs having 10 staminodia and a 3- to 5-valved capsule
2 plural -s : any plant or flower of the genus Loasa
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