Definition of Catesbaea
: a genus of West Indian spiny shrubs or trees (family Rubiaceae) having small crowded leaves and solitary white flowers
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Origin and Etymology of catesbaea
New Latin, from Mark Catesby (Catesbaeus) †1749 English naturalist and traveler
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