Cochlospermum

noun Co·chlo·sper·mum \-ˈspərməm\

Definition of Cochlospermum

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of cochlospermum

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


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