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

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Origin and Etymology of thurberia

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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