Acalypha

noun
a genus of herbs and shrubs belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae
Syn: ↑genus Acalypha
Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Euphorbiaceae, ↑family Euphorbiaceae, ↑spurge family
Member Meronyms: ↑three-seeded mercury, ↑Acalypha virginica

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\\ˌakəˈlīfəˌ əˈkaləfə\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Greek akalyphē, alteration of akalēphē nettle
: a genus of herbs and shrubs (family Euphorbiaceae) found in warm regions and having alternate leaves and monoecious apetalous flowers which are showy in cultivated species — see chenille 2

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  • Acalypha — ID 465 Symbol Key ACALY Common Name copperleaf Family Euphorbiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • acalypha — /əˈkæləfə/ (say uh kaluhfuh) noun any herb or shrub of the tropical and subtropical genus Acalypha, many of which are grown as ornamentals, as A. wilkesiana grown for its coloured and often variegated leaves. {New Latin, from Greek akalēphē… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Acalypha L. — Symbol ACALY Common Name copperleaf Botanical Family Euphorbiaceae …   Scientific plant list

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  • Acalypha rubra — Acalypha rubrinervis Systematik Ordnung: Malpighienartige (Malpighiales) Familie: Wolfsmilchgewächse (Euphorbiaceae) Unterfamilie: Acalyphoideae …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Acalypha rubrinervis — Systematik Eurosiden I Ordnung: Malpighienartige (Malpighiales) Familie: Wolfsmilchgewächse (Euphorbiaceae) Unterfamilie: Acalypho …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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