Coccoloba

noun
Coc·​col·​o·​ba | \ kəˈkäləbə \

Definition of Coccoloba

: 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

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History and Etymology for Coccoloba

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

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“Coccoloba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Coccoloba. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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