strep·​to·​car·​pus ˌstrep-tə-ˈkär-pəs How to pronounce streptocarpus (audio)
plural streptocarpuses also streptocarpus
: any of a genus (Streptocarpus) of usually stemless African gesneriads that have showy brightly colored flowers with funnel-shaped corollas

Word History


New Latin, from strepto- + -carpus -carpous

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of streptocarpus was in 1828

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“Streptocarpus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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