Carpodetus

noun

Car·​pod·​e·​tus
: 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

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Carpodetus. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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