Buckleya

noun

Buck·​leya
ˈbəklēə
: a small genus of Asian and American partly parasitic shrubs (family Santalaceae) with opposite leaves, small greenish flowers, and an oily nutlike drupe

Note: While shrubs of the genus Buckleya are photosynthetic, they are also parasitic on the roots of other plants.

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Buckleya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Buckleya. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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