alchornea

noun al·chor·nea \al-ˈkȯr-nē-ə\

Definition of alchornea

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of tropical trees and shrubs (family Euphorbiaceae) with alternate leaves and small unisexual apetalous flowers in spikes or racemes

  2. 2 plural -s :  a plant of the genus Alchornea

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Origin and Etymology of alchornea

New Latin, from Stanesby Alchorne † about 1799 English botanist


First Known Use: 1794


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