Definition of acidanthera
1 capitalized : a genus of African herbs (family Iridaceae) having slender-tubed flowers in loose spikes — see exotica
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Acidanthera
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Origin and Etymology of acidanthera
New Latin, from Greek akid-, akis pointed object, needle + New Latin -anthera; akin to Greek akē point
First Known Use: 1847See Words from the same year
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