peregrina

noun per·e·gri·na \ˌperəˈgrēnə\

Definition of peregrina

plural

-s

  1. :  a Cuban shrub (Adenoropium hastatum) of the family Euphorbiaceae having showy cymes of scarlet or rose-colored flowers

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Origin and Etymology of peregrina

American Spanish, from Spanish, woman pilgrim, from Medieval Latin, feminine of peregrinus male pilgrim — more at pilgrim


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