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|Noun||1.||genus Welwitchia - type and sole genus of Welwitschiaceae|
gymnosperm genus - a genus of gymnosperms
welwitschia, Welwitschia mirabilis - curious plant of arid regions of southwestern Africa having a yard-high and yard-wide trunk like a turnip with a deep taproot and two large persistent woody straplike leaves growing from the base; living relic of a flora long disappeared; some may be 700-5000 years old