freycinetia

noun
frey·​ci·​ne·​tia | \ ˌfrāsəˈnēsh(ē)ə \

Definition of freycinetia

1 capitalized : a genus of Asiatic evergreen woody climbers (family Pandanaceae) with fleshy often brightly colored bracts and red berries
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Freycinetia

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History and Etymology for freycinetia

New Latin, from Louis C. de Saulces de Freycinet †1842 French naval officer + New Latin -ia

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“Freycinetia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freycinetia. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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