Aizoon

noun

Ai·​zo·​on
ˌā-ˌī-ˈzō-ˌän
: a small genus (the type of the family Aizoaceae) of low-growing evergreen spreading plants found in Africa, Australia, and the Mediterranean region having fleshy entire leaves and containing some species that are cultivated for their yellow flowers or silvery foliage

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek aei always + New Latin -zoon

First Known Use

1542, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aizoon was in 1542

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“Aizoon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aizoon. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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