mar·​tyn·​ia | \ märˈtinēə \

Definition of martynia

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

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History and Etymology for martynia

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

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“Martynia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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