lapageria

noun lap·a·ge·ria \ˌlapəˈjirēə\

Definition of lapageria

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of Chilean vines (family Liliaceae) having trumpet-shaped flowers — see chile-bells

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Lapageria

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Origin and Etymology of 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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