abronia

noun
abro·​nia | \ əˈbrōnēə \

Definition of abronia

1 capitalized : a genus of herbs (family Nyctaginaceae) native to western North America having showy fragrant flowers in bracted heads and with the salver-shaped calyx having a 3-winged base — see sand verbena
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Abronia

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First Known Use of abronia

1806, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for abronia

borrowed from New Latin, from Greek habrós “graceful, delicate” + New Latin -onia (probably as in Paeonia peony and the names of other flowering plants)

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“Abronia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abronia. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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