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

Word History


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

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“Paullinia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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