Steph`a*no"tis (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. fit for a crown, fr. crown.]

1. Bot.

A genus of climbing asclepiadaceous shrubs, of Madagascar, Malaya, etc. They have fleshy or coriaceous opposite leaves, and large white waxy flowers in cymes.


A perfume said to be prepared from the flowers of Stephanotis floribunda.


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