Definition of Brunfelsia in English:

Brunfelsia

(also Brunsfelsia)

noun

  • A genus of tropical American shrubs and small trees (family Solanaceae), the members of which have evergreen leathery leaves and large, fragrant, tubular or bell-shaped flowers (typically purple or yellow fading to white); (also brunfelsia) any plant of this genus, especially one cultivated as an ornamental.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Philip Miller (1691–1771), horticulturist and writer. In some forms from post-classical Latin Brunsfelsia from the name of Otto Brunsfels (also Brunfels; 1488–1534), German herbalist + -ia.

Pronunciation

Brunfelsia

/brʊnˈfɛlzɪə/