fraxinella

fraxinella

[frak-suh-nel-uh]
noun

Origin:
1655–65; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Latin frāxin(us) ash tree + -ella feminine diminutive suffix

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fraxinella (ˌfræksɪˈnɛlə)
 
n
another name for gas plant
 
[C17: from New Latin: a little ash tree, from Latin frāxinus ash]

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fraxinella

ornamental, gland-covered perennial herb, of the rue family (Rutaceae), native to Eurasia. The flowers (white or pink) and the leaves give off a strong aromatic vapour which can be ignited, hence the names gas plant and burning bush.

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