Origin of hostaafter N. Host (1761-1834), Austrian physician and botanist
Any of various perennial plants of the genus Hosta, native to East Asia and widely cultivated for their attractive shade-tolerant foliage and tall racemes of white, blue, or lilac flowers. Also called funkia . Also called plantain lily .
Origin of hostaNew Latin Hosta genus name after Nicolaus Thomas Host (1761-1834), Austrian botanist
From Nicolaus Thomas Host, Austrian botanist
New Latin after Nicholas Thomas Host + -a