Prenanthes

noun
Pre·​nan·​thes | \ prēˈnanˌthēz \

Definition of Prenanthes

: 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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History and Etymology for Prenanthes

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 15 Aug. 2020.

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