: a small genus of graceful succulent perennial vines (family Basellaceae) found in tropical America with pedicellate flowers in axillary and terminal spikelike racemes see madeira vine

Word History


New Latin, from J.B.J.D.Boussingault †1887 French chemist + New Latin -ia

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“Boussingaultia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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