Definition of Marsdenia
: a genus of tropical woody vines (family Asclepiadaceae) having small greenish purple flowers with the crown of the corolla consisting of five flat scales united at the base to the androecium — see rank indigo
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Origin and Etymology of marsdenia
New Latin, from William Marsden †1836 English orientalist + New Latin -ia
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