Marcgravia

noun

Marc·​gra·​via
märkˈgrāvēə,
mȧkˈ-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Marcgravia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Marcgravia. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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