Definition of Acalypha
: a genus of herbs and shrubs (family Euphorbiaceae) found in warm regions and having alternate leaves and monoecious apetalous flowers which are showy in cultivated species — see chenille 2
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Origin and Etymology of acalypha
New Latin, from Greek akalyphē, alteration of akalēphē nettle
First Known Use: circa 1771See Words from the same year
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