from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of plants of the natural order Asclepiadeæ, the milkweed family, type of the tribe Marsdenieæ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- proper noun (Bot.) A genus of plants of the Milkweed family, mostly woody climbers with fragrant flowers, several species of which furnish valuable fiber, and one species (
Marsdenia tinctoria) affords indigo.
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Two endangered species of the genus Marsdenia, M. coronata and M. longiloba occur within the property.