Definition of Celtis
: a large genus of widely distributed trees and shrubs (family Ulmaceae) characterized by a berrylike fruit and leaves predominantly 3-veined at the base — see hackberry
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Origin and Etymology of celtis
New Latin, from Latin, an African lotus
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