Bursera

noun
Bur·​sera | \ ˈbərsərə \

Definition of Bursera

: 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

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History and Etymology for Bursera

New Latin, after Joachim Burser †1649 German botanist

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“Bursera.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bursera. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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