: a genus (the type of the family Adoxaceae) of perennial rhizomatous herbs having berrylike fruit

Word History


New Latin, from Greek adoxos without glory, from a- a- entry 2 + doxa glory; from the lack of showy flowers

First Known Use

1763, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Adoxa was in 1763

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“Adoxa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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