ra·​ou·​lia | \ rāˈülēə\

Definition of raoulia

1 capitalized : a genus of large white hoary caespitose cushion plants (family Compositae) that are natives chiefly of New Zealand uplands and have small solitary flower heads resembling those of Helichrysum — see sheep plant
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Raoulia

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History and Etymology for raoulia

New Latin, from Etienne F. L. Raoul †1852 French surgeon + New Latin -ia

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