antirrhinum

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noun an·tir·rhi·num \ˌan-tə-ˈrī-nəm\

Definition of antirrhinum

Origin and Etymology of antirrhinum

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


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