noun (1)
Oe·​nan·​the | \ ēˈnan(ˌ)thē \

Definition of Oenanthe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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


noun (2)
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Definition of Oenanthe (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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History and Etymology for Oenanthe

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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oenanthe. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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