pavonia

noun pa·vo·nia \pəˈvōnēə\

Definition of pavonia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of tropical hairy shrubs or herbs (family Malvaceae) having flowers with an epicalyx of four to eight bracts and aristate carpels

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

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Origin and Etymology of pavonia

New Latin, from José Pavon †1844 Spanish botanist + New Latin -ia


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