Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of low and mostly trailing herbs, natural order Nyctaginaceæ, of the western United States.

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  • noun A plant of the genus Abronia.

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  • noun genus of western North American herbs having showy flowers

Etymologies

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From New Latin Abronia.

Examples

  • Wahsatch, and your eyes will be filled with many a gay malva, and poppy, and abronia, and cactus, but you may not see a single true lily, and only a very few liliaceous plants of any kind.

    Steep Trails

  • Where springs gush from the rocks there are willow thickets, grassy flats, and bright, flowery gardens, and in the hottest recesses the delicate abronia, mesquite, woody compositae, and arborescent cactuses.

    Steep Trails

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