: a genus of Asian or African shrubs or trees (family Asclepiadaceae) having bell-shaped flowers with showy keel-shaped hoods and used as fiber plants see mudar

Word History


New Latin, from calo- + Greek tropis keel; akin to Greek trepein to turn

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“Calotropis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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