alternanthera

noun al·ter·nan·the·ra \ ˌȯltə(r)ˈnanthərə also ˌal- \

Definition of alternanthera

1 capitalized : a genus of low herbs (family Amaranthaceae) chiefly of tropical America and Australia with inconspicuous flowers — see alligator weed
2 plural -s : a plant of the genus Telanthera

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Origin and Etymology of alternanthera

New Latin, from Latin alternus + New Latin -anthera


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