• Definition for "hamelia"
    • A genus of tropical or subtropical American shrubs,…
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hamelia definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of tropical or subtropical American shrubs, founded by Jacquin in 1763, belonging to the all-natural purchase Rubiaceæ, and form of the tribe Hamelieæ, having a 5-lobed calyx, 5-ribbed corolla with stamens inserted at base of its tube, a fusiform stigma, and also the plants organized in scorpioid cymes.
    • any of several flowering tropical or subtropical bushes of the genus Hamelia
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