Chrysothamnus

noun Chrys·o·tham·nus

Definition of Chrysothamnus

  1. :  a genus of low branching shrubs (family Compositae) of the alkali plains of western North America comprising many of the rabbitbrushes and characterized by linear entire leaves and clusters of golden yellow flowers

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Origin and Etymology of chrysothamnus

New Latin, from chrys- + Greek thamnos shrub — more at thamn-


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