Citharexylum

noun

Cith·​a·​rex·​y·​lum
ˌsithəˈreksələm
: 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

Etymology

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

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“Citharexylum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Citharexylum. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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