houstonia

[ hoo-stoh-nee-uh ]
/ huˈstoʊ ni ə /

noun

any North American plant, belonging to the genus Houstonia, of the madder family, especially H. caerulea, the common bluet.

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Origin of houstonia

1755–65; < New Latin, named after Dr. W. Houston (died 1733), British botanist; see -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for houstonia

houstonia
/ (huːˈstəʊnɪə) /

noun

any small North American rubiaceous plant of the genus Houstonia, having blue, white, or purple flowers

Word Origin for houstonia

C19: named after Dr. William Houston (died 1733), Scottish botanist
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