Mussaenda

noun

Mus·​saen·​da
məˈsendə
: a large genus of herbs or shrubs (family Rubiaceae) found in the Old World tropics and having an ornamental calyx with one sepal that is much enlarged and showy

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Singhalese mussænda, a species of this genus

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“Mussaenda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mussaenda. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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