erechtites

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

Definition of erechtites

  1. 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. 2 plural erechtites :  any plant of the genus Erechtites

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Origin and Etymology of erechtites

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


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