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

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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First Known Use of acidanthera

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for acidanthera

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

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“Acidanthera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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