Calotropis

noun
Ca·​lot·​ro·​pis | \ kəˈlä‧trəpə̇s \

Definition of Calotropis

: 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

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History and Etymology for Calotropis

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

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“Calotropis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Calotropis. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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