Ae·​thi·​o·​ne·​ma | \ ˌē-thē-ō-ˈnē-mə \

Definition of Aethionema

: 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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First Known Use of Aethionema

1812, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aethionema

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

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“Aethionema.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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