Abrus

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Translingual[edit]

Camera icon.svg This entry needs a photograph or drawing for illustration. Please try to find a suitable image on Wikimedia Commons or upload one there yourself!

Etymology[edit]

New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἁβρός (habrós, graceful, delicate)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈeɪ.bɹəs/, /ˈɑ.bɹəs/

Proper noun[edit]

Abrus m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Fabaceae — tropical vines, with purple flowers and pinnate leaves.[1]
  2. A taxonomic genus within the family Cicadellidae — certain hoppers.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 6