Bursera

noun

Bur·​sera
ˈbərsərə
: the type genus of Burseraceae comprising a number of tropical and subtropical American shrubs and trees that have flowers with three to five petals and fleshy capsular fruit and including some that are valuable sources of timber and resins

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, after Joachim Burser †1649 German botanist

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“Bursera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bursera. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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