Aizoon

noun
Ai·​zo·​on | \ ˌā-ˌī-ˈzō-ˌän \

Definition of Aizoon

: 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

First Known Use of Aizoon

1542, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aizoon

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

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“Aizoon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aizoon. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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