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ste·vi·a

 (stē′vē-ə, stĕv′ē-ə)
n.
1. Any of various American plants of the genus Stevia of the composite family, especially the perennial S. rebaudiana, native to Paraguay, whose leaves contain sweet-tasting glycosides.
2. Any of various extracts derived from the leaves of S. rebaudiana, used as noncaloric sweeteners and flavoring agents.

[New Latin Stevia, genus name, after Petrus Jacobus Stevus, originally Pedro Jaime Esteve (c. 1500-1556), Spanish botanist and the first European to investigate the plants.]

stevia

(ˈstiːvɪə)
n
(Plants) any plant of the genus Stevia, of tropical and subtropical America, esp S. rebaudiana, cultivated for its sweet leaves: family Asteraceae (composites)
[C19: named after Pedro Jaime Esteve (1500–56), Spanish botanist]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stevia - any plant of the genus Stevia or the closely related genus Piqueria having glutinous foliage and white or purplish flowers; Central and South America
genus Stevia - genus of shrubs and herbs of tropical and warm Americas
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.stevia - any plant of the genus Piqueria or the closely related genus Stevia
genus Piqueria, Piqueria - small genus of tropical American perennial herbs or subshrubs with white to pale yellow flowers; often included in genus Stevia
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Evolva announced today that it has entered a major collaboration agreement with Cargill for the production and commercialisation of EverSweet, the next-generation stevia sweetener.
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