: 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

Word History


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

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“Avicennia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Avicennia. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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