telanthera

noun
tel·​an·​thera | \ təˈlan(t)thərə, teˈl- \

Definition of telanthera

1 capitalized : a genus of tropical herbs or shrubs (family Amaranthaceae) that is commonly included in the genus Alternanthera from which it may be distinguished by the presence of five stamens and five staminodia united into a tube and that comprises plants with inconspicuous whitish flowers and showy brightly colored foliage which are often used for carpet bedding
2 plural -s : alternanthera sense 2

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History and Etymology for telanthera

New Latin, from tel- entry 2 + -anthera

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“Telanthera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telanthera. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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