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kalmia

[kal-mee-uh] /ˈkæl mi ə/
noun
1.
any North American evergreen shrub belonging to the genus Kalmia, of the heath family, having showy flowers, as the mountain laurel.
Origin of kalmia
< New Latin (Linnaeus), after Peter Kalm (1715-79), Swedish botanist; see -ia
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kalmia

/ˈkælmɪə/
noun
1.
any evergreen ericaceous shrub of the North American genus Kalmia, having showy clusters of white or pink flowers See also mountain laurel
Word Origin
C18: named after Peter Kalm (1715–79), Swedish botanist and pupil of Linnaeus
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