Chiococca

noun Chi·o·coc·ca \ˌkīəˈkäkə\

Definition of Chiococca

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of chiococca

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


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