capitalized : a genus of tropical herbs (family Amaranthaceae) having white or silvery spicate flowers
plural achyranthes : any of several plants of the genera Iresine and Telanthera

Word History


New Latin, from Greek achyron chaff, husk + New Latin -anthes

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of achyranthes was in 1770

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“Achyranthes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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