genus of western North American herbs having showy flowers
Syn: ↑genus Abronia
Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot genus
Member Meronyms: ↑sand verbena

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\\əˈbrōnēə\ noun
Etymology: New Latin, irregular from Greek habros graceful, delicate + New Latin -ia — more at habro-
1. capitalized : a genus of herbs (family Nyctaginaceae) native to western No. America having showy fragrant flowers in bracted heads and with the salver-shaped calyx having a 3-winged base — see sand verbena
2. -s : any plant of the genus Abronia

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  • Abronia — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Ce terme désigne deux genres distincts : Abronia est un genre de reptiles ; Abronia est un genre de plante. Catégorie : Homonymie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Abronia — ID 55 Symbol Key ABRON Common Name sand verbena Family Nyctaginaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AZ, CA, CO, ID, KS, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY Growth Habit N …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • abronia — abro·nia …   English syllables

  • Abronia villosa — Abronia villosa …   Wikipédia en Français

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