Flagellaria

noun
Flag·​el·​lar·​ia | \ ˌflajəˈla(a)rēə \

Definition of Flagellaria

: a small genus (the type of the family Flagellariaceae) of tropical or subtropical monocotyledonous herbs with sheathing leaves terminating in a tendril and small persistent flowers in panicles

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Other Words from Flagellaria

flagellariaceous \ ¦⸗⸗ˌ⸗⸗¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Flagellaria

New Latin, from Latin flagellum whip, shoot of a plant + New Latin -aria

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“Flagellaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Flagellaria. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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