Buckleya

noun Buck·leya \ ˈbəklēə \

Definition of Buckleya

: 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 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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