streptocarpus

noun
strep·​to·​car·​pus | \ ˌstrep-tə-ˈkär-pəs How to pronounce streptocarpus (audio) \
plural streptocarpuses also streptocarpus

Definition of streptocarpus

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

First Known Use of streptocarpus

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for streptocarpus

New Latin, from strepto- + -carpus -carpous

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Cite this Entry

“Streptocarpus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/streptocarpus. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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