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panamiga

[ pan-uh-mee-guh ]

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.


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Origin of panamiga1

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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