Acae·​na | \ əˈsēnə \

Definition of Acaena

: a genus of herbs or low shrubs (family Rosaceae) mostly native to south temperate regions and having compound leaves and spiny calyces — see new zealand bur

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First Known Use of Acaena

1776, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Acaena

New Latin, from Greek akaina spike, goad, from akē point

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“Acaena.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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