paullinia

noun

paul·​lin·​ia
pȯˈlinēə
1
capitalized : a genus of chiefly tropical American woody vines (family Sapindaceae) with compound leaves, irregular flowers, and pyriform capsules see guarana, supplejack
2
plural -s : any vine of the genus Paullinia

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Simon Paulli †1680 Danish botanist + Latin -inus -ine + New Latin -ia

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“Paullinia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paullinia. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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