noun Scle·ran·thus \sklə̇ˈran(t)thəs\

Definition of Scleranthus

  1. :  a small Old World genus of annual weedy prostrate herbs (family Caryophyllaceae) having opposite subulate leaves, small cymose perfect apetalous flowers, and tiny one-seeded utricles — see knawel

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Origin and Etymology of scleranthus

New Latin, from scler- + -anthus

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to cast off or become cast off

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