eranthemum

noun eran·the·mum \ ə̇ˈran(t)thəməm \

Definition of eranthemum

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 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


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