cyclanthus

noun

cy·​clan·​thus
sə̇ˈklan(t)thəs,
sīˈ-
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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from cycl- + -anthus

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“Cyclanthus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclanthus. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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