noun Spar·man·nia \spärˈmanēə\

Definition of Sparmannia

  1. :  a small genus of African shrubs or trees (family Tiliaceae) having cordate more or less lobed leaves and silky white flowers with imperfect outer stamens succeeded by echinate capsules — see african hemp

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Origin and Etymology of sparmannia

New Latin, from Andreas Sparmann †1820 Swedish naturalist + New Latin -ia

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a brief usually trivial fact

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