Origin of hostaafter N. Host (1761-1834), Austrian physician and amp; 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, 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