acidanthera

noun

ac·​i·​dan·​the·​ra
ˌa-sə-ˈdan-thə-rə
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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acidanthera. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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