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houstonia

[hoo-stoh-nee-uh] /huˈstoʊ ni ə/
noun
1.
any North American plant, belonging to the genus Houstonia, of the madder family, especially H. caerulea, the common bluet.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; < Neo-Latin, named after Dr. W. Houston (died 1733), British botanist; see -ia
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houstonia

/huːˈstəʊnɪə/
noun
1.
any small North American rubiaceous plant of the genus Houstonia, having blue, white, or purple flowers
Word Origin
C19: named after Dr. William Houston (died 1733), Scottish botanist
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