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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History and Etymology for nierembergia

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

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“Nierembergia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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