Definition of achimenes in English:

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achimenes

Pronunciation: /əˈkiməˌnēz/

noun (plural same)

A tropical American plant with tubular or trumpet-shaped flowers.
  • Genus Achimenes, family Gesneriaceae.
Example sentences
  • We have trialed a number of achimenes for winter hardiness and are always thrilled when we find another cultivar to add to our list.
  • It is the 7th of September and my achimenes is still in full bloom.
  • The easiest bulb is achimenes—which is actually a rhizome and so can safely be laid on its side.

Origin

Modern Latin, either from Greek akhaimenis, denoting a different plant (euphorbia), or from a- 'not' + kheimanein 'expose to the cold'.

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Syllabification: a·chim·e·nes

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