: a genus of South American climbing shrubs (family Violaceae) with white clustered flowers and thin capsules

Word History


borrowed from New Latin, from José de Anchieta †1597 Spanish Jesuit missionary in Brazil + New Latin -ea, feminine of Latin -eus -eous

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Anchietea was in 1848

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“Anchietea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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