noun ta·ber·nae·mon·ta·na \təˌbərnēmänˈtānə\

Definition of tabernaemontana

  1. 1 capitalized :  a large genus of tropical trees and shrubs (family Apocynaceae) having cymose flowers and a fleshy fruit

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Tabernaemontana

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Origin and Etymology of tabernaemontana

New Latin, from J. T. Tabernaemontanus (Latin name of J. T. Müller) †1590 German botanist

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