Avicennia

noun Av·i·cen·nia \ˌavə̇ˈsenēə\

Definition of Avicennia

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of avicennia

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


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