lapageria

noun
lap·​a·​ge·​ria | \ ˌlapəˈjirēə \

Definition of lapageria

1 capitalized : a genus of Chilean vines (family Liliaceae) having trumpet-shaped flowers — see chile-bells
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Lapageria

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History and Etymology for lapageria

New Latin, from Marie Joséphine Rose Tascher de la Pagerie (maiden name of Joséphine de Beauharnais) †1814 wife of Napoleon Bonaparte + New Latin -ia

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“Lapageria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lapageria. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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