pentas

noun pen·tas \ ˈpentəs \

Definition of pentas

1 capitalized :a genus of chiefly African herbs or subshrubs (family Rubiaceae) that are grown as ornamentals especially in mild regions or in greenhouses and have opposite leaves, tubular flowers with a hairy throat, and capsular fruit
2 plural pentas :any plant of the genus Pentas

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Origin and Etymology of pentas

New Latin, irregular from Greek pente five


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