capitalized : a genus of tropical hairy shrubs or herbs (family Malvaceae) having flowers with an epicalyx of four to eight bracts and aristate carpels
plural -s : any plant of the genus Pavonia

Word History


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

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“Pavonia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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