Brosimum

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Brosimum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Brosimum. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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