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