Frankenia

noun
Fran·​ke·​nia | \ fraŋˈkēnēə, -anˈ- \

Definition of Frankenia

: 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

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Other Words from Frankenia

frankeniaceous \ ⸗¦⸗nē¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Frankenia

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

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“Frankenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Frankenia. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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