Chamaesyce

noun Cham·ae·sy·ce

Definition of Chamaesyce

in some classifications
:a genus of herbs or shrubs (family Euphorbiaceae) now usually included in the genus Euphorbia

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Origin and Etymology of chamaesyce

New Latin, from Latin, from Greek chamaisykē, from chamai- chamae- + sykē fig tree, from sykon fig


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