penaea

noun pe·naea \pə̇ˈnēə\

Definition of penaea

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus (the type of the family Penaeaceae) of southern African shrubs with small sessile leaves and spicate yellowish or reddish flowers

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

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Origin and Etymology of penaea

New Latin, from Pierre Pena 16th century French botanist


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