: a genus (the type of the family Frankeniaceae) of perennial herbs or undershrubs with opposite leaves and solitary pink, violet, or red flowers usually in the forks of the branches

Word History


New Latin, after Johan Frankenius (Franke) †1661 Swedish professor of anatomy and botany

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“Frankenia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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