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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1739, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rondeletia was in 1739

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“Rondeletia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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