Main meanings of Richardia in English

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Richardia1

noun

  • A genus of sprawling herbaceous plants of the family Rubiaceae, chiefly native to warmer parts of America, where they are often regarded as weeds.

    Rare until after 1926, when Richardia Kunth was rejected.

Pronunciation

Richardia

/rɪˈkɑːdɪə/ /rɪˈtʃɑːdɪə/

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in New & Complete Dictionary Arts & Science. From scientific Latin Richardia (LinnaeusSpecies Plantarum II. 330) from Richard- (in the name of Richard Richardson, English physician and botanist) + scientific Latin -ia.

Main meanings of Richardia in English

: Richardia1Richardia2

Richardia2

noun

historical
  • A genus of the family Araceae comprising the arum or calla lilies, now included in the genus Zantedeschia; (also richardia) a plant of this genus, especially Zantedeschia aethiopica; an arum or calla lily.

    In 1926 the name Richardia Kunth was rejected in favour of Zantedeschia, but has continued in horticultural use.

Pronunciation

Richardia

/rɪˈkɑːdɪə/ /rɪˈʃɑːdɪə/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Gardener's Magazine. From scientific Latin Richardia from the name of Louis Claude Marie Richard, French botanist + scientific Latin -ia.