Calocarpum

noun

Cal·​o·​car·​pum
ˌkaləˈkärpəm
: a genus of tropical American trees (family Sapotaceae) having obovate to oblanceolate leaves clustered towards the branch ends, nearly sessile white flowers with densely imbricated sepals and filamentous staminodia, and a berrylike fruit see marmalade tree

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from calo- + -carpum (irregular from Greek karpos fruit)

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“Calocarpum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Calocarpum. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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