Allionia

noun Al·li·o·nia \ˌalēˈōnēə, -nyə\

Definition of Allionia

  1. :  a genus of chiefly American herbs (family Nyctaginaceae) having opposite entire leaves and small panicled flowers

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Origin and Etymology of allionia

New Latin, from Carlo Allioni †1804 Italian physician and botanist + New Latin -ia


First Known Use: circa 1773


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