noun Echi·tes \-ˈkītēz\

Definition of Echites

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of echites

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

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a brief usually trivial fact

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