noun nae·ge·lia \nāˈgēlēə\

Definition of naegelia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a small tropical American genus of rhizomatous perennial herbs (family Gesneriaceae) that are often cultivated for their showy tubular flowers and their velvety foliage

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Naegelia

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Origin and Etymology of naegelia

New Latin, from Karl Wilhelm von Naegeli †1891 German botanist + New Latin -ia

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