noun ire·si·ne \ˌīrəˈsī(ˌ)nē\

Definition of iresine

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of tropical American opposite-leaved herbs (family Amaranthaceae) having small spicate or paniculate scarious flowers and often colored foliage — see achyranthes 2

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

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Origin and Etymology of iresine

New Latin, modification of Greek eiresiōnē branch of olive or laurel wound round with wool and hung with fruits; from the woolly calyx

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