noun Marc·gra·via \märkˈgrāvēə, mȧkˈ-\

Definition of Marcgravia

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Marcgraviaceae) of tropical American epiphytic woody vines that have vegetative shoots with 2-ranked closely appressed sessile leaves and flowering shoots with spreading petiolate leaves

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Origin and Etymology of marcgravia

New Latin, from Georg Markgraf †1644 German naturalist and traveler in South America + New Latin -ia

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