Definition of Scleranthus
: 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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