Raoulia

noun
genus of low-growing mat-forming New Zealand plants; in some classifications includes species placed in genus Haastia
Syn: ↑genus Raoulia
Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Compositae, ↑family Compositae, ↑Asteraceae, ↑family Asteraceae, ↑aster family

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\\rāˈülēə\ noun
Etymology: New Latin, from Etienne F. L. Raoul died 1852 French surgeon + New Latin -ia
1. capitalized : a genus of large white hoary caespitose cushion plants (family Compositae) that are natives chiefly of New Zealand uplands and have small solitary flower heads resembling those of Helichrysum — see sheep plant
2. -s : any plant of the genus Raoulia

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raoulia /ra-ooˈli-ə/
noun
Any plant of the Raoulia genus of large, white caespitose cushion plants (family Compositae) of New Zealand
ORIGIN: New L, from Étienne FL Raoul (died 1852)

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