: a large genus of woody vines (family Apocynaceae) chiefly of tropical America having a 5-lobed disk in the flowers and a glandular or fine-scaled calyx

Word History


New Latin, irregular from Greek echis viper; from the coiling stem of some species

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“Echites.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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