Al·​li·​o·​nia | \ ˌalēˈōnēə, -nyə \

Definition of Allionia

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

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First Known Use of Allionia

circa 1773, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Allionia

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

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“Allionia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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