Aleurites

noun Al·eu·ri·tes \ˌal-yə-ˈrī-(ˌ)tēz\

Definition of Aleurites

  1. :  a genus of Asian trees (family Euphorbiaceae) having a milky juice, small white flowers, and rich oily seeds in drupes — see candlenut

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Origin and Etymology of aleurites

New Latin, from Greek aleuritēs of flour, from aleuron flour + -itēs -ite


First Known Use: 1800


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