Frankenia

noun Fran·ke·nia \fraŋˈkēnēə, -anˈ-\

Definition of Frankenia

  1. :  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

frankeniaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of frankenia

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


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