: a genus of herbs (family Compositae) found in the western U.S. and characterized by entire or pinnately lobed leaves and long peduncled heads of white or yellow flowers

Word History


New Latin, from Greek chainein to gape + aktis ray; akin to Latin hiare to gape

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“Chaenactis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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