ron·​de·​le·​tia | \ ˌrändəˈlēshēə \

Definition of rondeletia

1 capitalized : a genus of tropical American trees and shrubs (family Rubiaceae) having salver-shaped fragrant flowers with a long tube
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Rondeletia

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First Known Use of rondeletia

1739, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for rondeletia

New Latin, from Guillaume Rondelet †1566 French naturalist + New Latin -ia

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“Rondeletia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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