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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