[ al-uh-man-duh ]
/ ˌæl əˈmæn də /
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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.
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Origin of allamanda
1790–1800; <New Latin, named after Jean-Nicolas-Sébastien Allamand (1713–87), Swiss naturalist; see -a2
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