: a genus of shrubs or trees (family Escalloniaceae) with marbled leaves, small fragrant flowers in broad axillary cymes, and black berrylike fruit see white mapau

Word History


New Latin, from carp- entry 1 + -detus (irregular from Greek dein to bind); from the fact that the fruit is surrounded by the calyx

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“Carpodetus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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