: a genus of tropical American erect or climbing palmlike plants (family Cyclanthaceae) differing from the palms in having tetramerous flowers and many-seeded fruit see jipijapa

Word History


New Latin, after Charles IV (Carolus) †1819 king of Spain, and Maria Luisa (Ludovica) †1819 his queen

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“Carludovica.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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