an·​tir·​rhi·​num ˌan-tə-ˈrī-nəm How to pronounce antirrhinum (audio)

Word History


New Latin, genus name, from Latin, snapdragon, from Greek antirrhinon, from anti- like (from anti against, equivalent to) + rhin-, rhis nose — more at anti-

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antirrhinum was in 1548

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Cite this Entry

“Antirrhinum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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