thun·​ber·​gia | \ˌthənˈbərj(ē)ə\

Definition of thunbergia 

1 capitalized : a genus of herbs or twining woody vines (family Acanthaceae) native to the tropics of the Old World and having opposite leaves and large flowers succeeded by beaked capsules — see black-eyed susan , clock vine

2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Thunbergia

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History and Etymology for thunbergia

New Latin, from Carl P. Thunberg †1828 Swedish botanist + New Latin -ia

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