Ahnfeltia

noun

Ahn·​felt·​ia
(ˈ)än-¦fel-tē-ə
: a small genus of dark-colored cartilaginous red algae (family Gigartinaceae) with tufted stemlike branchlets

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Nils O. Ahnfelt †1837 Swedish botanist + New Latin -ia

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ahnfeltia was in 1867

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“Ahnfeltia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ahnfeltia. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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