Etymology
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hosta (n.)

1828, plant genus of the lily family, coined 1812 in Modern Latin from name of Austrian physician and botanist Nicolaus Thomas Host (1761-1834).

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Definitions of hosta

Hosta (n.)
robust east Asian clump-forming perennial herbs having racemose flowers: plantain lilies; sometimes placed in family Hostaceae;
Synonyms: genus Hosta / Funka / genus Funka
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