tristania

noun tris·tania \trə̇ˈstānēə, -stan-\

Definition of tristania

  1. 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 2, water gum

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Tristania

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Origin and Etymology of tristania

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


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