streptocarpus

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noun strep·to·car·pus \ˌstrep-tə-ˈkär-pəs\

Definition of streptocarpus

plural

streptocarpuses

also

streptocarpus

  1. :  any of a genus (Streptocarpus) of usually stemless African gesneriads that have showy brightly colored flowers with funnel-shaped corollas

Origin and Etymology of streptocarpus

New Latin, from strepto- + -carpus -carpous


First Known Use: 1828


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