An·​ei·​le·​ma | \ ˌaˌnīˈlēmə, ˌanəˈ- \

Definition of Aneilema

: 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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First Known Use of Aneilema

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aneilema

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

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“Aneilema.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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