Brous·​so·​ne·​tia | \ ˌbrüsəˈnēsh(ē)ə \

Definition of Broussonetia

: a genus of Asian trees or large shrubs (family Moraceae) with milky juice, sterile flowers in spikes or racemes, and fertile flowers in dense globular heads — see paper mulberry

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History and Etymology for Broussonetia

New Latin, from P.M.A. Broussonet †1807 French naturalist + New Latin -ia

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“Broussonetia.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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