allamanda

noun
al·​la·​man·​da | \ ˌaləˈmandə \

Definition of allamanda

1 capitalized : a genus of tropical American woody vines (family Apocynaceae) having funnel-shaped flowers
2 plural -s : a plant of the genus Allamanda

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First Known Use of allamanda

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for allamanda

New Latin, after Jean N. S. Allamand †1787 Swiss naturalist and physicist

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“Allamanda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allamanda. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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