michelia

noun
mi·che·lia | \ mīˈkēlēə , -lyə \

Definition of michelia 

1 capitalized : a genus of Asiatic shrubs and trees (family Magnoliaceae) having introrse anthers and the pistil-bearing receptacle stalked within the flower — see banana shrub, champac

2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Michelia

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History and Etymology for michelia

New Latin, from Piero Antonio Micheli †1737 Italian botanist + New Latin -ia

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