Quisqualis

noun
Quis·​qual·​is | \kwə̇ˈskwälə̇s\

Definition of Quisqualis 

: a small genus of tropical Asiatic, Indo-Malayan, and African woody vines (family Combretaceae) having red or orange spicate flowers with a superior calyx whose limb is deciduous from the long tube and a fruit possessed of five wings — see rangoon creeper

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History and Etymology for Quisqualis

New Latin, from Latin quis who + qualis of what kind

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