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

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“Canarium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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