/ (ɪˈraɪnəs) /
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any plant of the scrophulariaceous genus Erinus, native to S Africa and S Europe, esp E. alpinus, grown as a rock plant for its white, purple, or carmine flowers
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Word Origin for erinus
New Latin, from Greek erinos, an unidentified plant
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Some of the annual flowers may also be used for strong color effects, as Lobelia Erinus and sweet alyssum.The Practical Garden-Book|C. E. Hunn