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fraxinella

[frak-suh-nel-uh]
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noun
  1. gas plant.
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Origin of fraxinella

1655–65; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin frāxin(us) ash tree + -ella feminine diminutive suffix
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  • Any low-growing annual will do, but it must be low-growing or it may injure the Fraxinella.

    Making a Garden of Perennials

    W. C. Egan

  • In Fraxinella (Dictamnus) the petals are unequal; there are ten stamens, one style, and the carpels are two-seeded.

  • Fraxinella, frak-si-nel′a, n. a common name for cultivated species of dittany.

  • In the last-mentioned case they are called declinate, as in amaryllis, horse-chestnut and fraxinella.


British Dictionary definitions for fraxinella

fraxinella

noun
  1. another name for gas plant
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Word Origin

C17: from New Latin: a little ash tree, from Latin frāxinus ash
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