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n. pl. steph·a·no·tis·es
Any of various woody climbing plants of the genus Stephanotis, especially S. floribunda of Madagascar, cultivated for its showy fragrant white flowers.

[Greek stephanōtis, deserving a crown, from stephanos, crown, wreath, from stephein, to crown.]


(Plants) any climbing asclepiadaceous shrub of the genus Stephanotis, esp S. floribunda, of Madagascar and Malaya: cultivated for their fragrant white waxy flowers
[C19: via New Latin from Greek: fit for a crown, from stephanos a crown]


(ˌstɛf əˈnoʊ tɪs)

any vine belonging to the genus Stephanotis, of the milkweed family, having fragrant, waxy, white flowers and leathery leaves.
[1865–70; < New Latin < Greek stephanōtís (feminine adj.) fit for a crown, derivative of stéphanos (masculine) crown]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stephanotis - any of various evergreen climbing shrubs of the genus Stephanotis having fragrant waxy flowersstephanotis - any of various evergreen climbing shrubs of the genus Stephanotis having fragrant waxy flowers
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
genus Stephanotis - genus of Old World tropical woody vines
Madagascar jasmine, Stephanotis floribunda, waxflower - twining woody vine of Madagascar having thick dark waxy evergreen leaves and clusters of large fragrant waxy white flowers along the stems; widely cultivated in warm regions
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Two fantastic climbing plants for some heavenly indoor fragrance are Stephanotis floribunda, known as Madagascar jasmine, and Jasminum polyanthum - many-flowered jasmine.
And the stephanotis' five-pointed white flowers will fill your house with a pleasant perfume
It featured Lily of the Valley, Stephanotis pips, baby blue thistles, white spray roses, and trailing ivy.
Madagascar jasmine (Stephanotis floribunda) will need good light to flower but shade it from direct sunlight.
Stephanotis Marital happiness is expressed by Stephanotis, a tender evergreen climber with sweet-smelling white, star-shaped flowers.
The bridal bouquet was a teardrop-shaped profusion of white Freesias and stephanotis. Bridesmaids carried nosegays of white hydrangeas gathered with ivory satin ribbons.
Ironically, the Greek translation of Christopher's favourite indoor flowers, stephanotis, means "crown" and he was crowned King ("or Queen," he laughs) of the Jungle in I'm a Celebrity...
For instance, the waxy tone of white provided by the blooms of Stephanotis and the Easter lily to the infinite array of creams to diaphanous to greys, silvers, pewter and all the luxuriant tones of green - from lime green to the richest, darkest of greens.
Jasmine and stephanotis have lovely white scented flowers and a climbing habit.
Scents include sophisticated blends such as Stephanotis and Cassia Cafe, Wild Fig and Cassis, Amber and Sweet Orange.
This is another climber with thick stems a little like a stephanotis and it will thrive in hot sunny situations Julian Ranson is garden centre manager, Notcutts, Shirley, Solihull