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

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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