An·​e·​mop·​sis | \ ˌanəˈmäpsə̇s \

Definition of Anemopsis

: a small genus of herbs (family Saururaceae) found in southwestern North America having long-stalked entire leaves and minute flowers in a terminal bracted spike

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First Known Use of Anemopsis

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anemopsis

New Latin, from anem- (from Anemone) + -opsis; from its resemblance to an anemone

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“Anemopsis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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