mentzelia

noun ment·ze·lia \men(t)ˈsēlēə\

Definition of mentzelia

  1. 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. 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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