thunbergia

noun
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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“Thunbergia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thunbergia. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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