[ bohl-toh-nee-uh ]
/ boʊlˈtoʊ ni ə /
any of several composite plants of the genus Boltonia, of the U.S., having blue, purple, or white asterlike flower heads.
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Origin of boltonia
<New Latin (1788); after James Bolton, 18th-century English botanist; see -ia
Words nearby boltonia
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British Dictionary definitions for boltonia
/ (bəʊlˈtəʊnɪə) /
any North American plant of the genus Boltonia, having daisy-like flowers with white, violet, or pinkish rays: family Compositae (composites)
Word Origin for boltonia
C18: New Latin, named after James Bolton, C18 English botanist
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