Zebrina

noun Ze·bri·na \zə̇ˈbrīnə\

Definition of Zebrina

  1. :  a small genus of trailing herbs (family Commelinaceae) of New Mexico and Mexico having ovate or oblong leaves and flowers with sepals and petals united into a tube — see wandering jew 1

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Origin and Etymology of zebrina

New Latin, from German zebra (from Portuguese zêbra, from Old Portuguese zevra, zevro wild ass, perhaps from assumed Vulgar Latin eciferus wild horse) + New Latin -ina; from the striped leaves — more at zebra


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