Definition of stephanotis in English:


Syllabification: steph·a·no·tis
Pronunciation: /ˌstefəˈnōtis


  • A Madagascan climbing plant that is cultivated for its fragrant waxy white flowers.
    • Genus Stephanotis, family Asclepiadaceae
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    • Lady Tamara carried a bouquet of garden roses in white and pale cream, white jasmine stephanotis and lily of the valley with myrtle leaves.
    • Other flowers that work well include stephanotis, tulips and orchids.
    • The all-white bouquet was made up of orchids and lilies-of-the-valley from England, stephanotis from Scotland and carnations from Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man, with additional orchids from Wales.


modern Latin, from Greek, literally 'fit for a wreath', from stephanos 'wreath'.

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