Lachnanthes

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

Definition of Lachnanthes

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of 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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