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panamiga

[pan-uh-mee-guh]
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noun
  1. a low South American foliage plant, Pilea involucrata, of the nettle family, having toothed, velvety, brownish-green leaves and small, green flowers in clusters.

Origin of panamiga

apparently pan- or Pan(-American) + Spanish amiga (female) friend (< Latin amīca), the plant having at one time been publicized as “the Pan-American friendship plant”
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