martynia

noun mar·tyn·ia \märˈtinēə\

Definition of martynia

  1. 1 capitalized :  the type genus of Martyniaceae comprising annual or perennial downy and clammy herbs with a bell-shaped bladdery calyx, spreading corolla tube, and a 2-beaked capsule

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant or flower of the genus Martynia

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Origin and Etymology of martynia

New Latin, from John Martyn †1768 English botanist + New Latin -ia


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