pritchardia

noun
pritch·​ar·​dia | \ priˈchärdēə \

Definition of pritchardia

1 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
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Pritchardia

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History and Etymology for pritchardia

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

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“Pritchardia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pritchardia. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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