Telfairia

noun
Tel·​fair·​ia | \ telˈfa(a)rēə \

Definition of Telfairia

: a genus of tropical African vines (family Cucurbitaceae) having very long shoots which may exceed 45 feet, purplish flowers, and immense gourds — see oyster nut

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History and Etymology for Telfairia

New Latin, from Charles Telfair †1833 Irish naturalist + New Latin -ia

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“Telfairia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Telfairia. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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