thunbergia

thunbergia

[thuhn-bur-jee-uh]
noun
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:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin, named after Carl P. Thunberg (1743–1822), Swedish botanist; see -ia

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thunbergia (θʊnˈbɜːdʒɪə)
 
n
any plant of the typically climbing tropical genus Thunbergia such as black-eyed Susan: family Acanthaceae
 
[named after K. P. Thunberg (1743--1822), Swedish traveller and botanist]

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