achimenes

[uh-kim-uh-neez]
noun, plural a·chim·e·nes.
  1. 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
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achimenes

noun
  1. 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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