noun mau·ran·dia \mȯˈrandēə\

Definition of maurandia

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  a plant of the genus Maurandia

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Origin and Etymology of maurandia

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

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