noun Ake·bia \ə-ˈkē-bē-ə\

Definition of Akebia

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of akebia

New Latin, from Japanese akebi

First Known Use: 1847

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