maurandia

noun

mau·​ran·​dia
mȯˈrandēə
1
capitalized : a genus of slender twining herbs (family Scrophulariaceae) of Mexico and southwestern U.S. having flowers with a bell-shaped corolla that is gibbous at the base
2
plural -s : a plant of the genus Maurandia

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Catharina Pancratia Maurandy, 18th century Spanish botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Maurandia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maurandia. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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