Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of dwarf tufted plants, natural order Amarantaceœ: so called from the stamens being alternately fertile and barren.

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  • noun Any of the genus Alternanthera of herbaceous plants in the amaranth family.

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  • noun genus of low herbs of tropical America and Australia; includes genus Telanthera

Etymologies

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From the genus name.

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