Andryala

noun An·dry·a·la \anˈdrīələ\

Definition of Andryala

  1. :  a genus of hardy perennial composite herbs with milky sap and alternate leaves that are native to the Mediterranean region and occasionally cultivated for their heads of bright yellow ligulate flowers

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of andryala

borrowed from New Latin (Linnaeus), borrowed from Greek andrýala, variant (in early printed editions of Theophrastus' Historia plantarum) of chóndrilla “gum succory” — more at chondrilla


First Known Use: 1760


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Andryala? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to cast off or become cast off

Get Word of the Day daily email!