Ze·​bri·​na | \ zə̇ˈbrīnə \

Definition of Zebrina

: 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

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History and Etymology for 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

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“Zebrina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zebrina. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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