any of several tropical American herbs of the genus Achimenes, cultivated for their showy, tubular flowers.
achimenes are stove bulbs and cannot be grown without a sufficiency of heat.
The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition Sutton and Sons
Trevirana or achimenes, and Columnea, are removed to Gesneriace.
Botany for Ladies Jane Loudon
any plant of the tropical S American tuberous-rooted perennial genus Achimenes, with showy red, blue, or white tubular flowers, some of which are grown as greenhouse plants: family Gesneriaceae
. Historical Examples He said that in the interior the Dutch were still fighting the Achinese. My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands George Francis Train A rich mine of copper is worked at Mukki near Labuan-haji, by the Achinese. The History of Sumatra William Marsden The Achinese in the meantime fitted their […]
having or causing an sensation: an achy back. adjective achier, achiest affected by a continuous dull pain; aching adj. 1875, first recorded in George Eliot’s letters, from ache + -y (2). Middle English had akeful “painful” (early 15c.). Related: Achily; achiness.
causing physical pain or distress: treatment for an aching back. full of or precipitating nostalgia, grief, loneliness, etc. to have or suffer a continuous, dull pain: His whole body ached. to feel great sympathy, pity, or the like: Her heart ached for the starving animals. to feel eager; yearn; long: She ached to be the […]
causing physical pain or distress: treatment for an aching back. full of or precipitating nostalgia, grief, loneliness, etc. Contemporary Examples It has lost some of its ungainly enthusiasm, its sloppy joy, its achingly self-conscious hipster attitude. The Look That Defined Fashion Week Robin Givhan September 15, 2011 The worth of Death of a King lies […]