capitalized : a genus of showy fan palms of the Pacific islands distinguished by cuneate or flabelliform leaves having bifid segments and used for making fans and hats
plural -s : any plant of the genus Pritchardia

Word History


New Latin, from William T. Pritchard, 19th century English diplomat + New Latin -ia

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“Pritchardia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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