Thevetia

noun
The·ve·tia | \thə̇ˈvēsh(ē)ə\

Definition of Thevetia 

: a genus of tropical American trees and shrubs (family Apocynaceae) having alternate entire leaves and large cymose flowers with a campanulate corolla that has overlapping lobes

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History and Etymology for Thevetia

New Latin, from André Thévet †1592 French traveler and author + New Latin -ia

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