streptocarpus

noun

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

Etymology

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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Cite this Entry

“Streptocarpus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/streptocarpus. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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