capitalized : a genus of shrubs (family Goodeniaceae) having flowers with the corolla tube split, anthers free, and an indehiscent succulent drupaceous fruit
plural -s : any plant of the genus Scaevola

Word History


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

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“Scaevola.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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