oenothera

/ (ˌiːnəˈθɪərə) /

noun

any plant of the large taxonomically complicated American genus Oenothera, typically having yellow flowers that open in the evening: family OnagraceaeSee evening primrose

Nearby words

  1. oenology,
  2. oenomel,
  3. oenone,
  4. oenophile,
  5. oenophilia,
  6. oeo,
  7. oer,
  8. oersted,
  9. oersted, hans christian,
  10. oerter

Word Origin for oenothera

C20: from Greek oinothēras, ?from onothēras a plant whose roots smell of wine

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