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
First Known Use: 1770See Words from the same year
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