Medinilla

noun Med·i·nil·la \ ˌmedᵊnˈilə \

Definition of Medinilla

: a large genus of tropical Old World shrubs (family Melastomaceae) often grown for ornament and having fleshy leaves and large panicles of white or pink flowers with showy bracts

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Origin and Etymology of medinilla

New Latin, after José de Medinilla y Pineda fl 1820 Spanish governor of the Mariana islands


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