Akebia

noun

Ake·​bia
ə-ˈkē-bē-ə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Japanese akebi

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Akebia was in 1847

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“Akebia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Akebia. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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