Definition of funtumia
1 capitalized : a small genus of tropical African trees (family Apocynaceae) with opposite leaves and small axillary cymes of yellowish white flowers — see lagos rubber
2 plural -s : any tree of the genus Funtumia
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Origin and Etymology of funtumia
New Latin, probably from Ewe dialect funtum funtumia + New Latin -ia
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