Orobanche meaning

A taxonomic genus within the family Orobanchaceae — certain flowering herbaceous plants parasitic on others, broomrape.
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Origin of orobanche

From Latin ŏrŏbanchē, from Ancient Greek ὀροβάγχη (orobanche, “dodder, chokefitch”), from ὄροβος (orobos, “bitter vetch”) + ἄγχω (ankhō, “strangle”)