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fittonia

[fi-toh-nee-uh]
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noun
  1. either of two plants, Fittonia gigantea or F. verschaffeltii, of the acanthus family, native to South America, having conspicuously veined leaves and often cultivated as a houseplant.
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Origin of fittonia

< New Latin (1865), after Sarah Mary and Elizabeth Fitton, 19th-century Irish botanical writers; see -ia
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