Cas·​e·​ar·​ia | \ ˌkasēˈa(a)rēə, ˌkā- \

Definition of Casearia

: a large genus of cosmopolitan tropical trees (family Flacourtiaceae) having alternate toothed leaves, apetalous flowers, and capsular fruits and including some plants of which the leaves and bark are medicinal and others of which the fruit is used as a fish poison

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History and Etymology for Casearia

New Latin, from Johannes Casearius †1678 Dutch clergyman + New Latin -ia

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“Casearia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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