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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Origin and Etymology of echium
New Latin, from Greek echion echium, from echis viper
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