Definition of Paullinia in English:

Paullinia

noun

Botany
  • A genus of woody, twining tropical lianas of the family Sapindaceae, including the guarana of Brazil, P. cupana, which typically contain alkaloids such as caffeine; (also paullinia) a plant of this genus.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Chambers's Cyclopaedia. From scientific Latin Paullinia, genus name (Linnaeus Genera Plantarum 116) from the name of Simon Paulli, Danish physician and botanist + -n-, connective element + -ia.

Pronunciation

Paullinia

/pɔːˈlɪnɪə/