noun thur·be·ria \ˌthərˈbirēə\

Definition of thurberia

  1. 1 capitalized, in some classifications :  a genus of shrubby herbs that are characterized by a 3-celled capsule and are usually included in Gossypium

  2. 2 plural -s :  wild cotton 2a

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of thurberia

New Latin, from George Thurber †1890 American botanist + New Latin -ia

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up thurberia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!