erechtites

noun

er·​ech·​ti·​tes
ˌerə̇kˈtīt(ˌ)ēz,
ˌeˌrek-
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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Erechtites.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erechtites. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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