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