tristania

noun
tris·​tania | \ trə̇ˈstānēə, -stan- \

Definition of tristania

1 capitalized : a genus of Australasian trees and shrubs (family Myrtaceae) having small yellow or white flowers with numerous stamens united in five columns — see red box sense 2, water gum
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Tristania

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History and Etymology for tristania

New Latin, from Jules M. C. Tristan †1861 French botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Tristania.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tristania. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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