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dimorphotheca

Line breaks: di|morpho|theca
Pronunciation: /ˌdʌɪmɔːfəˈθiːkə/

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Definition of dimorphotheca in English:

noun

1A southern African plant of the daisy family, sometimes grown as a border plant.
  • Genus Dimorphotheca, family Compositae
1.1(In gardening) any of a number of plants of the genus Osteospermum that are similar to dimorphothecas.

Origin

modern Latin, from Greek dimorphos 'having two forms' + theca.

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