martynia

noun

mar·​tyn·​ia
märˈtinēə
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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Martynia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/martynia. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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