watsonia

[ wot-soh-nee-uh ]
/ wɒtˈsoʊ ni ə /

noun

any of various iridaceous plants of the genus Watsonia, native to southern Africa, having sword-shaped leaves and spikes of white or reddish flowers.

Nearby words

  1. watson-crick helix,
  2. watson-crick model,
  3. watson-crick rules,
  4. watson-watt,
  5. watson-wentworth,
  6. watsonville,
  7. watt,
  8. watt, james,
  9. watt-hour,
  10. watt-second

Origin of watsonia

< New Latin (1759); named after William Watson (1715–87), Scottish naturalist; see -ia

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