noun scae·vo·la \ˈsēvələ\

Definition of scaevola

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of shrubs (family Goodeniaceae) having flowers with the corolla tube split, anthers free, and an indehiscent succulent drupaceous fruit

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Scaevola

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Origin and Etymology of scaevola

New Latin, after C. Mucius Scaevola 6th century b.c. Roman hero

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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