Adoxa

noun
\ ə-ˈdäk-sə \

Definition of Adoxa

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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of Adoxa

1763, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Adoxa

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

Learn More About Adoxa

Dictionary Entries Near Adoxa

adown

Adoxa

Adoxaceae

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Adoxa

Cite this Entry

“Adoxa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Adoxa. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!