virgilia

noun

vir·​gil·​ia
(ˌ)vərˈjilēə,
vəˈ-,
və̄ˈ-,
vəiˈ-
1
capitalized : a genus of southern African trees (family Leguminosae) having pinnate leaves and rose-purple flowers succeeded by a coriaceous 2-valved pod
2
plural -s : any of several trees related to or formerly included in the genus Virgilia: such as
b
: kentucky coffee tree

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Late Latin Virgilius (alteration of Vergilius —Publius Vergilius Maro †19 b.c. Roman poet) + New Latin -ia

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“Virgilia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/virgilia. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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