Calyptranthes

noun Cal·yp·tran·thes \ˌkalə̇pˈtran(ˌ)thēz\

Definition of Calyptranthes

  1. :  a large genus of tropical American aromatic shrubs or trees of the family Myrtaceae with evergreen leathery leaves and small flowers in which the top of the calyx falls away like a calyptra — see white stopper

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Origin and Etymology of calyptranthes

New Latin, from calyptra + -anthes


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