houstonia

houstonia

[hoo-stoh-nee-uh]
noun
any North American plant, belonging to the genus Houstonia, of the madder family, especially H. caerulea, the common bluet.

Origin:
1755–65; < Neo-Latin, named after Dr. W. Houston (died 1733), British botanist; see -ia

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houstonia (huːˈstəʊnɪə)
 
n
any small North American rubiaceous plant of the genus Houstonia, having blue, white, or purple flowers
 
[C19: named after Dr. William Houston (died 1733), Scottish botanist]

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