nierembergia

noun nie·rem·ber·gia \ ˌnirəmˈbərjēə , -rgēə \

Definition of nierembergia

1 capitalized :a genus of tropical American creeping herbs (family Solanaceae) having solitary white or purple flowers and a slender corolla tube bearing five exserted stamens at its apex
2 plural -s :any plant of the genus Nierembergia called also cupflower

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Origin and Etymology of nierembergia

New Latin, from Juan E. Nieremberg †1658 Spanish Jesuit naturalist and author + New Latin -ia


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