Avicennia

noun
Av·​i·​cen·​nia | \ˌavə̇ˈsenēə\

Definition of Avicennia 

: a small genus of tropical shrubs or trees (family Verbenaceae) having opposite evergreen leaves and terminal clusters of small flowers with five sepals, four petals, and a capsular fruit — see avicenniaceae , black mangrove, white mangrove

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History and Etymology for Avicennia

New Latin, from Avicenna †1037 Arab physician and philosopher + New Latin -ia

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