Beaumontia

noun

Beau·​mon·​tia
bō-ˈmän-sh(ē-)ə,
-tē-ə
: a small genus of East Indian woody vines (family Apocynaceae) having very large showy fragrant white flowers and being grown as ornamental climbers in warm regions

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Diana Beaumont †1831 Englishwoman + New Latin -ia

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“Beaumontia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Beaumontia. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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