noun An·isom·e·les \ˌaˌnīˈsäməˌlēz\

Definition of Anisomeles

  1. :  a small genus of herbs (family Labiatae) of tropical Asia and Australia with purplish cymose flowers

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Origin and Etymology of anisomeles

New Latin, from 1anis- + -meles (from Greek melē cup); from the lack of uniformity in the anthers

First Known Use: 1811

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