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