anchor plant


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

Word History


so called from the shape of the branches

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anchor plant was in 1884

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“Anchor plant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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