pritchardia

noun pritch·ar·dia \priˈchärdēə\

Definition of pritchardia

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

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Origin and Etymology of pritchardia

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


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