: a genus of West Indian spiny shrubs or trees (family Rubiaceae) having small crowded leaves and solitary white flowers

Word History


New Latin, from Mark Catesby (Catesbaeus) †1749 English naturalist and traveler

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“Catesbaea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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