achimenes

achimenes

[uh-kim-uh-neez]
noun, plural achimenes.
any of several tropical American herbs of the genus Achimenes, cultivated for their showy, tubular flowers.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1791), alteration of Latin achaemenis < Greek achaimenís

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achimenes (ˌækɪˈmiːniːz)
 
n
any plant of the tropical S American tuberous-rooted perennial genus Achimenes, with showy red, blue, or white tubular flowers, some of which are grown as greenhouse plants: family Gesneriaceae
 
[from Latin achaemenis, from Greek achaimenis, a species of euphorbia]

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