Acalypha

noun Ac·a·ly·pha \ˌakəˈlīfə, əˈkaləfə\

Definition of Acalypha

  1. :  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 1771


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