mau·​ran·​dia | \ mȯˈrandēə \

Definition of maurandia

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

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History and Etymology for maurandia

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

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“Maurandia.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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