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panamiga

[ pan-uh-mee-guh ]
/ ˌpæn əˈmi gə /
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noun
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 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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