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stephanotis

[ stef-uh-noh-tis ]
/ ˌstɛf əˈnoʊ tɪs /
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noun

any vine belonging to the genus Stephanotis, of the milkweed family, having fragrant, waxy, white flowers and leathery leaves.

Nearby words

stepfather, stepford, stephanie, stephanion, stephanite, stephanotis, stephead, stephen, stephen i, stephen ii, stephen iii

Origin of stephanotis

1865–70; < New Latin < Greek stephanōtís (feminine adj.) fit for a crown, derivative of stéphanos (masculine) crown
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British Dictionary definitions for stephanotis

stephanotis

/ (ˌstɛfəˈnəʊtɪs) /

noun

any climbing asclepiadaceous shrub of the genus Stephanotis, esp S. floribunda, of Madagascar and Malaya: cultivated for their fragrant white waxy flowers

Word Origin for stephanotis

C19: via New Latin from Greek: fit for a crown, from stephanos a crown
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