Welwitschia mirabilis

welwitschia mirabilis

noun
curious plant of arid regions of southwestern Africa having a yard-high and yard-wide trunk like a turnip with a deep taproot and two large persistent woody straplike leaves growing from the base; living relic of a flora long disappeared; some may be 700-5000 years old [syn: welwitschia
WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: welwitschia
Next Definition: welwitschiaceae
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for Welwitschia mirabilis
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing Welwitschia mirabilis
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature