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al·la·man·da

 (ăl′ə-măn′də)
n.
Any of several tropical American evergreen shrubs of the genus Allamanda, widely cultivated in warm regions for their showy yellow or purple trumpet-shaped flowers.

[New Latin Allamanda, genus name, after Jean Nicholas Sébastian Allamand (1713-1787), Swiss scientist.]
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Noun1.allamanda - a plant of the genus Allamanda having large showy funnel-shaped flowers in terminal cymesallamanda - a plant of the genus Allamanda having large showy funnel-shaped flowers in terminal cymes
genus Allamanda - genus of tropical American woody vines
Allamanda cathartica, common allamanda, golden trumpet - vigorous evergreen climbing plant of South America having glossy leathery foliage and golden yellow flowers
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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Vivid orchids and wonderful colored lichens smoldered upon the swarthy tree-trunks and where a wandering shaft of light fell full upon the golden allamanda, the scarlet star-clusters of the tacsonia, or the rich deep blue of ipomaea, the effect was as a dream of fairyland.
Merlot-colored allamandas blanket lattice walls; and pots of blooming bromeliads perch on the end of each step of a stairway, creating a rising wall of tropicals.