Acantholimon

noun Acan·tho·li·mon \əˌkan(t)thəˈlīˌmän, -mən\

Definition of Acantholimon

  1. :  a genus of perennial evergreen herbs (family Plumbaginaceae) of southeastern Europe to central Asia having stiff basal leaves and small stalked heads of white or rosy flowers — see prickly thrift

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Origin and Etymology of acantholimon

New Latin, from acanth- + Limonium


First Known Use: 1849


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