anchor plant


Definition of anchor plant

: a South American shrub (Colletia cruciata) with flattened branches and creamy-white flowers

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First Known Use of anchor plant

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anchor plant

so called from the shape of the branches

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The first known use of anchor plant was in 1884

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“Anchor plant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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