achyranthes

noun ach·y·ran·thes \ ˌa-kə-ˈran-(ˌ)thēz \

Definition of achyranthes

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

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Origin and Etymology of achyranthes

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


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