genus Achimenes

noun
genus of tropical perennial American herbs
Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Gesneriaceae, ↑family Gesneriaceae, ↑gesneria family
Member Meronyms: ↑achimenes, ↑hot water plant

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  • achimenes — n. 1. 1 any plant of the genus {Achimenes} having gloxinialike flowers. Syn: hot water plant [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Achimenes — Taxobox name = Achimenes image width = 225px image caption = Achimenes erecta regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Gesneriaceae genus = Achimenes genus authority = Pers. subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • achimenes — noun any plant of the genus Achimenes having showy bell shaped flowers that resemble gloxinias • Syn: ↑hot water plant • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Achimenes …   Useful english dictionary

  • achimenes — /euh kim euh neez /, n., pl. achimenes. any of several tropical American herbs of the genus Achimenes, cultivated for their showy, tubular flowers. [ < NL (1791), alter. of L achaemenis < Gk achaimenís] * * * …   Universalium

  • achimenes — noun A Central American plant, of the genus Achimenes, having showy, trumpet shaped flowers …   Wiktionary

  • asterid dicot genus — noun genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs • Hypernyms: ↑dicot genus, ↑magnoliopsid genus • Hyponyms: ↑genus Achillea, ↑Acroclinium, ↑genus Acroclinium, ↑Ageratina, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gloxinia (genus) — Taxobox name = Gloxinia regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Gesneriaceae genus = Gloxinia genus authority = L Hér. subdivision ranks = Species subdivision = See text. Gloxinia is a genus of… …   Wikipedia

  • hot water plant — noun any plant of the genus Achimenes having showy bell shaped flowers that resemble gloxinias • Syn: ↑achimenes • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Achimenes …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of garden plants — This is a partial list of garden plants, plants that can be cultivated in the garden, listed alphabetically by genus.See also: * List of plants by common name NOTOC A * Abelia * Abeliophyllum (white forsythia) * Abelmoschus (okra) * Abies (fir) * …   Wikipedia

  • family Gesneriaceae — noun large family of tropical herbs or shrubs or lianas; in some classification systems placed in the order Scrophulariales • Syn: ↑Gesneriaceae, ↑gesneria family • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑Polemoniales, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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