Definition of mentzelia
1 capitalized : a genus of scabrous and bristly western American herbs or undershrubs (family Loasaceae) with alternate leaves, yellow or white flowers, and a one-celled ovary with numerous ovules
2 plural -s a : any plant of the genus Mentzelia —called also bartonia b : a plant of the related genus Nuttallia
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Origin and Etymology of mentzelia
New Latin, from Christian Mentzel †1701 German physician and botanist + New Latin -ia
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