Definition of allamanda in English:


Syllabification: al·la·man·da
Pronunciation: /ˌaləˈmandə


Any of a number of tropical shrubs or climbers that bear showy flowers, typically of yellow or purple.
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  • She has divided her own garden into ‘rooms’ separated by borders of shrubs - mussaenda with pink and red blooms, allamandas in a whole range of colours and the white balls of spirea, or bridal wreath - all in the shade of huge trees.
  • Plumerias are native to tropical America and related to mandevillas, allamandas and oleanders.
  • Yellow allamanda has a white milky sap in all parts, which oozes out as soon as it is broken.


modern Latin, from the name of Jean-Nicholas-Sébastien Allamand (1713–87), Swiss naturalist.

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