Asimina

noun Asim·i·na \əˈsimənə\

Definition of Asimina

  1. :  a small genus of eastern North American shrubs and small trees (family Annonaceae) having aromatic alternate leaves and flowers with 3 to 15 stamens and carpels — see papaw

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Origin and Etymology of asimina

New Latin, from American French assimine papaw, modification of Illinois rassimina, from rassi divided lengthwise into equal parts + mina seeds


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