noun ech·i·um \ˈekēəm\

Definition of echium

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of bristly herbs and some shrubs (family Boraginaceae) having an irregular corolla and unequal exserted stamens

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Echium

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Origin and Etymology of echium

New Latin, from Greek echion echium, from echis viper

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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