landolphia

noun
lan·​dol·​phia | \ lanˈdälfēə, -dȯl- \

Definition of landolphia

1 capitalized : a genus of Old World tropical woody vines (family Apocynaceae) having large yellow or white cymose flowers with narrow lobes succeeded by large berrylike fruits — see congo rubber
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Landolphia

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History and Etymology for landolphia

New Latin, from J. F. Landolphe †1825 French ship captain + New Latin -ia

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“Landolphia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/landolphia. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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