stephanotis definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Modern 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
stephanotis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. steph·a·no·tis·es
Origin: Greek stephanōtis, deserving a crown, from stephanos, crown, wreath, from stephein, to crown.