Carludovica

noun 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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Origin and Etymology of carludovica

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


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