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[ muh-ree-uh ]
/ məˈri ə /


any of various plants belonging to the genera Moraea and Dietes, of the iris family, native to tropical Africa.

Nearby words

mor. sol., mora, moraceous, moradabad, morae, moraea, moraga, moraine, moral, moral compass, moral hazard

Origin of moraea

< New Latin (1758), irregular after Robert More (1703–80), English plant collector; see -ea Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019