vir·​gil·​ia | \ (ˌ)vərˈjilēə, vəˈ-, və̄ˈ-, vəiˈ- \

Definition of virgilia

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

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History and Etymology for virgilia

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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