paullinia

noun paul·lin·ia \pȯˈlinēə\

Definition of paullinia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of chiefly tropical American woody vines (family Sapindaceae) with compound leaves, irregular flowers, and pyriform capsules — see guarana supplejack

  2. 2 plural -s :  any vine of the genus Paullinia

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Origin and Etymology of paullinia

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


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