: a genus of tropical American trees and shrubs (family Verbenaceae) often cultivated for their small panicled flowers and berrylike drupes seated in the persistent calyx

Word History


New Latin, from cithare- (irregular from Latin cithara) + -xylum

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“Citharexylum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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