\\ˈsēvələ\ noun
Etymology: New Latin, after C. Mucius Scaevola 6th century B.C. Roman hero
1. capitalized : a genus of shrubs (family Goodeniaceae) having flowers with the corolla tube split, anthers free, and an indehiscent succulent drupaceous fruit
2. -s : any plant of the genus Scaevola

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/see"veuh leuh, sev"euh-/, n.
Gaius /gay"euhs/ (or Caius) /kay"euhs/ Mucius /myooh"shee euhs, -sheuhs/, fl. 6th century B.C., Roman hero.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.