chamaedorea

chamaedorea

[kam-i-dawr-ee-uh, -dohr-]
noun
any of various small, slender palms of the genus Chamaedorea, several species of which are cultivated as houseplants.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1806) < Greek chamaí on the ground, low-growing + dór(u) tree + Neo-Latin -ea -ea

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