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
plural -s : any plant of the genus Naegelia

Word History


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

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“Naegelia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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