capitalized : a genus of chiefly tropical Asiatic and African herbs (family Scrophulariaceae) having simple opposite leaves and tubular 2-lipped showy flowers with four perfect stamens
plural -s : any plant of the genus Torenia

Word History


New Latin, from Olaf Toren †1753 Swedish ship's chaplain + New Latin -ia

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“Torenia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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