Definition of Mandevilla
1. Noun. Genus of tropical South American tuberous perennial woody vines with large racemose flowers and milky sap.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Apocynaceae, Dogbane Family, Family Apocynaceae
Member holonyms: Dipladenia Boliviensis, Mandevilla Boliviensis, White Dipladenia, Chilean Jasmine, Mandevilla Laxa
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mandevilla
Literary usage of Mandevilla
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Roger of Wendover's Flowers of History: Comprising the History of England by Matthew Paris, Roger (1844)
"Eodem auno obiit in multorum dolorem Willelmus de Mandevilla ; nonis- que Martii factus est tonitrus horribilis nimis, ..."
2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"... does not include all the species at present grown in such places, as several that are frequently so grown have proved unsatisfactory. 2679. Mandevilla ..."