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thunbergia

[thuhn-bur-jee-uh] /θʌnˈbɜr dʒi ə/
noun
1.
any of various plants, vines, or shrubs belonging to the genus Thunbergia, of the acanthus family, native to Africa and southern Asia, having variously colored flowers and often cultivated as ornamentals in warm regions.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Neo-Latin, named after Carl P. Thunberg (1743-1822), Swedish botanist; see -ia
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thunbergia

/θʊnˈbɜːdʒɪə/
noun
1.
any plant of the typically climbing tropical genus Thunbergia such as black-eyed Susan: family Acanthaceae
Word Origin
named after K. P. Thunberg (1743–1822), Swedish traveller and botanist
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