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brunfelsia

[broo n-fel-zee-uh]
noun
  1. any of various shrubs or small trees belonging to the genus Brunfelsia, of the nightshade family, native to tropical America, having white or purple tubular or bell-shaped flowers.
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Origin of brunfelsia

< New Latin (Linnaeus), named in honor of Otto Brunfels (circa 1488–1534), German humanist scholar and pioneer botanist; see -ia
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