[ uh-kim-uh-neez ]
/ əˈkɪm əˌniz /

noun, plural a·chim·e·nes.

any of several tropical American herbs of the genus Achimenes, cultivated for their showy, tubular flowers.

Origin of achimenes

< New Latin (1791), alteration of Latin achaemenis < Greek achaimenís Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˌækɪˈmiːniːz) /


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 for achimenes

from Latin achaemenis, from Greek achaimenis, a species of euphorbia
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