acidanthera

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

Definition of acidanthera

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of African herbs (family Iridaceae) having slender-tubed flowers in loose spikes — see exotica

  2. 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 — more at edge


First Known Use: 1847


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