eranthemum

noun eran·the·mum \ə̇ˈran(t)thəməm\

Definition of eranthemum

  1. 1 capitalized :  a small genus of tropical Asiatic shrubs or perennial herbs (family Acanthaceae) having flowers with a 5-parted limb and two stamens

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

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Origin and Etymology of eranthemum

New Latin, from Greek ēranthemon, a plant resembling camomile, from ēr, ear spring + anthemon flower, from anthos — more at anthology, vernal


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