Ake·​bia | \ ə-ˈkē-bē-ə \

Definition of Akebia

: a small genus of woody vines (family Lardizabalaceae) of eastern Asia having racemose purple-brown flowers and an oblong purple-violet bananalike berry — see akebi

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First Known Use of Akebia

1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Akebia

New Latin, from Japanese akebi

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“Akebia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Akebia. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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