Wi·tha·nia | \wə̇ˈthānēə\

Definition of Withania 

: a small genus of Old World tropical shrubs (family Solanaceae) having woolly leaves and clustered bell-shaped flowers with an enlarged fruiting calyx and including one plant (W. coagulans) used in the East Indies as a substitute for rennet in making cheese

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History and Etymology for Withania

New Latin, from withan (of unknown origin) + New Latin -ia

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