erechtites

noun
er·ech·ti·tes | \ˌerə̇kˈtīt(ˌ)ēz, ˌeˌrek-\

Definition of erechtites 

1 capitalized : a genus of coarse herbs (family Compositae) commonly with whitish discoid flower heads and a silky pappus that facilitates their wide distribution as weeds

2 plural erechtites : any plant of the genus Erechtites

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History and Etymology for erechtites

New Latin, from Greek erechthitis groundsel, from erechthein to rend, break

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