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acidanthera

[ as-i-dan-ther-uh ]

noun

  1. any bulbous African plant belonging to the genus Acidanthera, of the iris family, having sword-shaped leaves and long tubular flowers.


acidanthera

/ ˌæsɪˈdænθərə /

noun

  1. any plant of the African cormous genus Acidanthera, cultivated for its graceful tubular white and red or white and purple flowers, often scented: family Iridaceae


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Word History and Origins

Origin of acidanthera1

< New Latin (1844) < Greek akid- (stem of akís ) needle (cognate with Latin acus; acicula ) + New Latin -anthera; anther, -a 2
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Word History and Origins

Origin of acidanthera1

from Greek akis point + New Latin anthera anther, from the shape of the anthers

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