so·​lan·​dra | \ sōˈlandrə \

Definition of solandra

1 capitalized : a small genus of tall-climbing tropical American shrubs (family Solanaceae) having entire shining leathery leaves and large showy solitary white to yellow usually fragrant flowers — see chalice vine
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Solandra

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History and Etymology for solandra

New Latin, after Daniel C. Solander †1782

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“Solandra.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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