amphigaean

1 of 2

adjective (1)

am·​phi·​gae·​an
variants or amphigean
¦amfə¦jēən
often capitalized
1
of a plant or animal : found in both hemispheres : cosmopolitan
2
of a plant : having flowers arising from the rootstock

amphigaean

2 of 2

adjective (2)

variants or less commonly amphigean
"
often capitalized
: occurring in temperate parts of South America

Word History

Etymology

Adjective (1)

amphi- + -gaean, -gean (from Greek gaia earth + English -an)

Adjective (2)

New Latin Amphigaea (from amphi- + -gaea) temperate South America + English -an

First Known Use

Adjective (1)

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective (2)

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amphigaean was in 1857

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“Amphigaean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphigaean. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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