Canarium

noun
Ca·​nar·​i·​um | \ -rēəm \

Definition of Canarium

: a large genus of tropical Asian and African trees (family Burseraceae) having compound leaves, panicled flowers, and triangular drupaceous often edible fruits and yielding balsamic resins — see black dammar, elemi, java almond

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History and Etymology for Canarium

New Latin, from Malay kĕnari Java almond + New Latin -ium

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“Canarium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Canarium. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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