Anchietea

noun An·chi·e·tea \ˌaŋkēˈēshēə, ˌanchē-, -ˈētēə\

Definition of Anchietea

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

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Origin and Etymology of anchietea

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


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