any of a genus (Stephanotis) of climbing plants of the milkweed family; esp., a woody vine (S. floribunda) grown for its white, waxy, sweet-scented flowers
Origin of stephanotisModern Latin ; from Classical Greek stephanōtis, fit for a crown ; from stephanos, that which surrounds, a crown ; from stephein, to encircle, crown, probably ; from Indo-European base an unverified form steb(h)-, post, support, restrict from source stamp
Any of various woody climbing plants of the genus Stephanotis, especially S. floribunda of Madagascar, cultivated for its showy fragrant white flowers.
Origin of stephanotisGreek stephanōtis, deserving a crown, from stephanos, crown, wreath, from stephein, to crown.
From the genus name.