Definition of Amyris
: a genus of tropical American trees and shrubs (family Rutaceae) with compound leaves and white flowers
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Origin and Etymology of amyris
New Latin, probably irregular from Greek amyros not watery, probably from a- (akin to hama together) + myron sweet oil, unguent; from the oily quality of the plant
First Known Use: 1764See Words from the same year
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