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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Anisomeles was in 1811

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“Anisomeles.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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