Brunfelsia

noun
genus of tropical American shrubs grown for their flowers followed by fleshy berrylike fruits
Syn: ↑genus Brunfelsia
Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Solanaceae, ↑family Solanaceae, ↑potato family
Member Meronyms: ↑lady-of-the-night, ↑Brunfelsia americana

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\\bru̇nˈfelzēə\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Otto Brunfels died 1534 German botanist + New Latin -ia
: a genus of tropical American shrubs (family Solanaceae) that have alternate entire leaves and a fleshy fruit like a berry and that are commonly grown in greenhouses for their flowers

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/broon fel"zee euh/, n.
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.
[ < NL (Linnaeus), named in honor of Otto Brunfels (ca. 1488-1534), German humanist scholar and pioneer botanist; see -IA]

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