paullinia

noun
paul·lin·ia | \ pȯˈlinēə \

Definition of paullinia 

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

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History and Etymology for paullinia

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

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