Aneilema

noun

An·​ei·​le·​ma
ˌaˌnīˈlēmə,
ˌanəˈ-
: a large genus of widely distributed chiefly tropical trailing or creeping perennial herbs (family Commelinaceae) that have slender evergreen leaves and blue flowers usually in small panicles and are sometimes cultivated in the cool greenhouse

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek aneilēma act of rolling up, from aneilein to roll up, from ana- + eilein to roll, wind; akin to Greek eilyein to enfold, enwrap

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aneilema was in 1822

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“Aneilema.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aneilema. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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