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[uh-kim-uh-neez] /əˈkɪm əˌniz/
noun, plural achimenes.
any of several tropical American herbs of the genus Achimenes, cultivated for their showy, tubular flowers.
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< New Latin (1791), alteration of Latin achaemenis < Greek achaimenís Unabridged
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any plant of the tropical S American tuberous-rooted perennial genus Achimenes, with showy red, blue, or white tubular flowers, some of which are grown as greenhouse plants: family Gesneriaceae
Word Origin
from Latin achaemenis, from Greek achaimenis, a species of euphorbia
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