noun Ad·e·noph·o·ra \ˌa-də-ˈnä-fə-rə\

Definition of Adenophora

  1. :  a genus of herbs (family Campanulaceae) of Europe and Asia that are distinguished by the cushionlike disk or gland around the base of the style

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Origin and Etymology of adenophora

New Latin, from aden- + -phora

First Known Use: circa 1827

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