capitalized : a genus of African herbs (family Iridaceae) having slender-tubed flowers in loose spikes see exotica
plural -s : any plant of the genus Acidanthera

Word History


New Latin, from Greek akid-, akis pointed object, needle + New Latin -anthera; akin to Greek akē point

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of acidanthera was in 1847

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“Acidanthera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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