Prenanthes

noun

Pre·​nan·​thes
prēˈnanˌthēz
: a genus of North American and Asiatic perennial herbs (family Compositae) with lobed or pinnatifid leaves and small heads of drooping ligulate flowers see rattlesnake root

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek prēnēs prone (akin to pro before, forward) + New Latin -anthes

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“Prenanthes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Prenanthes. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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