stephanotis

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noun steph·a·no·tis \ˌste-fə-ˈnō-təs\

Definition of stephanotis

  1. :  any of a genus (Stephanotis, especially S. floribunda) of Old World tropical woody vines of the milkweed family with fragrant white waxy flowers having a tubular corolla terminating in five lobes

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Origin and Etymology of stephanotis

New Latin, from Greek stephanōtis fit for a crown, from stephanos crown, from stephein to crown


First Known Use: 1843


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