Casearia

noun

Cas·​e·​ar·​ia
ˌkasēˈa(a)rēə,
ˌkā-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Casearia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Casearia. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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