from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of small gamopetalous trees of the order Rubiaceæ and tribe Condamineæ, type of the subtribe Pinckneyeæ, characterized by the woolly corolla-lobes and calyx-tube, and by having one sepal dilated into a large rose-colored leaf-like blade.

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  • n. small genus of shrubs or small trees of southeastern United States and northern South America


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