Acaena

noun

Acae·​na
əˈsēnə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Acaena was in 1776

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“Acaena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Acaena. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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