from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. [Rox-burgh, 1798: so called with ref. to the form of the corolla.] A genus of gamopetalous plants, of the order Apocynaceæ, tribe Echitideæ, and subtribe Ecdysanthereæ.
- n. [lowercase] Eccles., same as cruet, 2.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
It has no relationship to a genus yielding a similar substance, of which I sent a specimen to Dr. Roxburgh at Bengal, who published an account of it under the name of urceola.
QUIVISIA, Commerf * Quivi, Bois de Quivi, Calix urceola - tus 4-5-dentatus.