jaco·​bin·​ia | \ ˌjakəˈbinēə, ˌjāk- \

Definition of jacobinia

1 capitalized : a genus of tropical American herbs and shrubs (family Acanthaceae) having tubular red or orange bilabiate flowers with two stamens
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Jacobinia

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History and Etymology for jacobinia

New Latin, from Jacobina, Brazil + New Latin -ia

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“Jacobinia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jacobinia. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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