noun An·a·cyc·lus \ˌanəˈsikləs, -īk-\

Definition of Anacyclus

  1. :  a small genus of annual herbs (family Compositae) of the Mediterranean region having dissected leaves and white or yellow flowers

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Origin and Etymology of anacyclus

New Latin, from ana- + Greek kyklos ring, circle

First Known Use: 1761

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to cast off or become cast off

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