alternanthera

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

Definition of alternanthera

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of low herbs (family Amaranthaceae) chiefly of tropical America and Australia with inconspicuous flowers — see alligator weed

  2. 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: 1794


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