Aethionema

noun Ae·thi·o·ne·ma \ˌē-thē-ō-ˈnē-mə\

Definition of Aethionema

  1. :  a genus of herbs (family Cruciferae) found in the Mediterranean region that have sessile glaucous leaves, some being cultivated for their white or rose-colored flowers

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Origin and Etymology of aethionema

New Latin, from aethio- (from Greek aēthēs strange) + -nema


First Known Use: 1812


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