Brosimum

noun
Bro·​si·​mum | \ ˈbrō|səməm, -rä|, |zə-\

Definition of Brosimum

: a small genus of tropical American trees (family Moraceae) having a milky juice and monoecious flowers and including several of economic importance — see breadnut, cow tree sense 1, letterwood

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History and Etymology for Brosimum

New Latin, from Greek brōsimon, neuter of brōsimos eatable, from Greek bibrōskein to devour

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