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erinus

/ (ɪˈraɪnəs) /
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noun

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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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.

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