Prenanthes

noun Pre·nan·thes \prēˈnanˌthēz\

Definition of Prenanthes

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of prenanthes

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


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