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noun (1)

: a genus of Old World herbs (family Umbelliferae) having compound umbels of white flowers without carpophores see water dropwort


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noun (2)

: a small genus of Old World passerine birds comprising the wheatears

Word History


Noun (1)

New Latin, from Latin, a kind of dropwort, a bird (perhaps the wheatear), from Greek oinanthē, from oin- oen- + anthē bloom, blossom, from anthos flower

Noun (2)

New Latin, from Latin, a bird (perhaps the wheatear)

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“Oenanthe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oenanthe. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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