Definition of rhodanthe in English:

rhodanthe

noun

  • Any of numerous Australian and South African xerophytic plants constituting the genus Rhodanthe (family Asteraceae (Compositae)), which have daisy-like everlasting flowers; especially the pink-flowered Australian R. manglesii, often grown as a half-hardy annual. Also (in form Rhodanthe): the genus itself.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin Rhodanthe from post-classical Latin Rhodanthe, name of a character in mythology from Hellenistic Greek Ῥοδάνθη, name of a character in mythology from ancient Greek ῥόδον rose + ἄνθος flower. The application of the name to this particular plant is apparently arbitrary.

Pronunciation

rhodanthe

/rəʊˈdanθi/