cyclanthus

noun
cy·​clan·​thus | \ sə̇ˈklan(t)thəs, sīˈ- \

Definition of cyclanthus

1 capitalized : a small genus of tropical American acaulescent plants (family Cyclanthaceae) having milky juice, equitant reedlike leaves, and unisexual flowers
2 plural cyclanthi\ -​nˌthī \ : any plant of the genus Cyclanthus

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History and Etymology for cyclanthus

New Latin, from cycl- + -anthus

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“Cyclanthus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclanthus. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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