Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A provisional name for a plant which has not had its flowers botanically examined, and therefore has not been referred to its proper genus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A provisional name for a plant which has not had its flowers botanically examined, and therefore has not been referred to its proper genus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A proposed name for such plants as come into cultivation before they are sufficiently well known to be referred to their true genera.

Etymologies

Greek not manifest + a star. (Wiktionary)

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