: 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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New Latin, from calyptra + -anthes

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“Calyptranthes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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