Adoxa

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Adoxa. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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