Definition of iresine
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 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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