onagrarieousmedical dictionary

<botany> Pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants (Onagraceae or Onagrarieae), which includes the fuchsia, the willow-herb (Epilobium), and the evening primrose (oenothera).

Origin: From NL. Onagra an old scientific name of the evening primrose (Enothera), fr. Gr. A kind of plant; of uncertain origin.

(01 Mar 1998)

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