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
First Known Use: 1794See Words from the same year
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