Aizoon

noun Ai·zo·on \ˌā-ˌī-ˈzō-ˌän\

Definition of Aizoon

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of aizoon

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


First Known Use: 1542


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