: 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

Word History


New Latin, from acanth- + Limonium

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Acantholimon was in 1849

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“Acantholimon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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