Calotropis

noun Ca·lot·ro·pis \kəˈlä‧trəpə̇s\

Definition of Calotropis

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of calotropis

New Latin, from calo- + Greek tropis keel; akin to Greek trepein to turn — more at trope


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