noun Acae·na \əˈsēnə\

Definition of Acaena

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of acaena

New Latin, from Greek akaina spike, goad, from akē point — more at edge

First Known Use: 1776

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