Cheiranthus

noun
Chei·​ran·​thus | \ kīˈran(t)thəs \

Definition of Cheiranthus

: a genus of perennial herbs (family Cruciferae) including the true wallflower

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History and Etymology for Cheiranthus

borrowed from New Latin, from Medieval Latin keiri “wallflower, or a similar plant” (borrowed from North African or Hispano-Arabic khayrī, variant of Arabic khīrī “gillyflower,” borrowed from Persian) + New Latin -anthus -anthus

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“Cheiranthus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cheiranthus. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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