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allamanda

[al-uh-man-duh] /ˌæl əˈmæn də/
noun
1.
any of several tropical American shrubs or woody vines belonging to the genus Allamanda, of the dogbane family, having showy yellow or purple flowers, and often used for ornamental plantings.
Origin of allamanda
1790-1800
1790-1800; < New Latin, named after Jean-Nicolas-Sébastien Allamand (1713-87), Swiss naturalist; see -a2
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