Lachnanthes

noun
Lach·​nan·​thes | \ lakˈnan(t)(ˌ)thēz \

Definition of Lachnanthes

: a genus of North American herbs (family Haemodoraceae) having leaves both clustered at the base and scattered on the stem and loosely woolly flowers in a compound cyme — see redroot

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History and Etymology for Lachnanthes

New Latin, from Greek lachnos, lachnē soft woolly hair + New Latin -anthes; akin to Old Slavic vlasŭ hair; from the woolly flowers

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“Lachnanthes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lachnanthes. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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