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


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

Proper nounEdit

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 linksEdit


  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