nierembergia

noun

nie·​rem·​ber·​gia
ˌnirəmˈbərjēə,
-rgēə
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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Nierembergia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nierembergia. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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