: a small genus of tropical American shrubs (family Rubiaceae) having white or yellowish flowers and a white 2-seeded berry and usually having roots with purgative properties see cahinca root

Word History


New Latin, from chion- + -cocca (from Latin coccum berry, from Greek kokkos kermes berry, seed)

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“Chiococca.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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