Carpodetus

noun Car·pod·e·tus

Definition of Carpodetus

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of carpodetus

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


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