Mikania

noun
Mi·​ka·​nia | \ məˈkānēə \

Definition of Mikania

: a large genus of mostly tropical American herbaceous or woody vines (family Compositae) with opposite leaves and small discoid heads in panicled clusters — see climbing hempweed

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History and Etymology for Mikania

New Latin, from J. G. Mikan †1814 Czech botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Mikania.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mikania. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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