\ ə-ˈdäk-sə \

Definition of Adoxa

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

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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

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“Adoxa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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