: 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

Word History


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

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“Telfairia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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