Cochlospermum

noun

Co·​chlo·​sper·​mum
-ˈspərməm
: a genus (typifying the family Cochlospermaceae of the order Parietales) of trees native to tropical America and Africa and having palmate leaves and seeds covered with a silky down see sterculia gum

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from cochlo- (from Greek kochlos, a kind of shellfish with a spiral shell) + -spermum; from the coiled embryo

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“Cochlospermum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cochlospermum. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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