: a genus of tropical and subtropical American evergreen trees, shrubs, and woody vines (family Polygonaceae) having greenish flowers in axillary spikes or racemes see sea grape

Word History


New Latin, alteration of Coccolobis, from cocc- + -lobis (from Greek lobos lobe, capsule, pod)

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“Coccoloba.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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