stephanotis


steph·a·no·tis

noun \ˌste-fə-ˈnō-təs\

Definition of STEPHANOTIS

:  any of a genus (Stephanotis, especially S. floribunda) of Old World tropical woody vines of the milkweed family with fragrant white waxy flowers having a tubular corolla terminating in five lobes

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Origin of STEPHANOTIS

New Latin, from Greek stephanōtis fit for a crown, from stephanos crown, from stephein to crown
First Known Use: 1843

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