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
plural -s : any plant of the genus Michelia

Word History


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

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“Michelia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/michelia. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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