Definition of stephanotis
: 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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Princess Diana opted for a waterfall bouquet featuring gardenias, stephanotis, orchids, lily of the valley, roses, freesia, veronica and spider lilies in 1981.
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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: 1843See Words from the same year
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