Buckleya

noun Buck·leya

Definition of Buckleya

  1. :  a small genus of Asian and American partly parasitic shrubs (family Santalaceae) with opposite leaves, small greenish flowers, and an oily nutlike drupe While shrubs of the genus Buckleya are photosynthetic, they are also parastic on the roots of other plants.

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Origin and Etymology of buckleya

New Latin, after Samuel B. Buckley †1883 American naturalist


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