Muehlenbeckia

noun
Mueh·​len·​beck·​ia | \ ˌmyülənˈbekēə \

Definition of Muehlenbeckia

: a genus of somewhat woody erect or climbing plants (family Polygonaceae) that are native to temperate parts of the southern hemisphere, have small opposite leaves or leaves replaced by cladophylls, and are sometimes grown as ornamentals or ground covers in mild regions

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History and Etymology for Muehlenbeckia

New Latin, from H. G. Mühlenbeck †1845 Alsatian physician + New Latin -ia

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“Muehlenbeckia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Muehlenbeckia. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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