Chaenactis

noun
Chae·​nac·​tis | \ kēˈnaktə̇s \

Definition of Chaenactis

: 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

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History and Etymology for Chaenactis

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

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“Chaenactis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chaenactis. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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