Car·​lu·​do·​vi·​ca | \ ¦kärˌlüdəˈvēkə, -īkə \

Definition of Carludovica

: 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

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History and Etymology for Carludovica

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 Dec. 2021.

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