Byrsonima

noun

Byr·​son·​i·​ma
bərˈsänəmə
: a large genus of tropical American trees or shrubs (family Malpighiaceae) having entire leaves, yellow flowers, and fleshy edible fruits see nance

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Byrsonima.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Byrsonima. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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