Telfairia

noun Tel·fair·ia \telˈfa(a)rēə\

Definition of Telfairia

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of telfairia

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


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