echium

noun
ech·​i·​um | \ ˈekēəm\

Definition of echium

1 capitalized : a genus of bristly herbs and some shrubs (family Boraginaceae) having an irregular corolla and unequal exserted stamens
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Echium

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History and Etymology for echium

New Latin, from Greek echion echium, from echis viper

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