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- proper n. A plant belonging to the genus Verticordia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. [De Candolle, 1826, so named because closely akin to the myrtle, sacred to Venus.] A genus of plants, of the order Myrtaceæ and tribe Chamælaucieæ.
- n. [S. Wood, 1844.] In conchology, the typical genus of Verticordiidæ.
From the genus name Verticordia. (Wiktionary)