Definition of fraxinella in English:

fraxinella

noun

  • another term for gas plant
    • ‘Virginia especially delighted in what had become an annual June event: taking lighted candles at night into the garden to light the fraxinella, commonly called the gasplant.’
    • ‘In the evening before the holiday people suffering from diseases go to places where fraxinella is known to grow.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: modern Latin (former specific epithet), diminutive of Latin fraxinus ‘ash tree’ (because of its leaves, thought to resemble those of the ash).

Pronunciation

fraxinella

/ˌfraksəˈnelə//ˌfræksəˈnɛlə/