: a large genus of tropical American trees or shrubs (family Malpighiaceae) having entire leaves, yellow flowers, and fleshy edible fruits see nance

Word History


New Latin, irregular from Greek byrseuein to tan + onēmōn useful

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“Byrsonima.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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