Colubrina

noun
Col·​u·​bri·​na | \ ˌkäl(y)əˈbrīnə, -brēnə \

Definition of Colubrina

: a genus of mostly tropical American shrubs or small trees (family Rhamnaceae) with small yellowish flowers and yellow or red fruits

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History and Etymology for Colubrina

New Latin, from Late Latin, a plant, from feminine of Latin colubrinus snakelike

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“Colubrina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Colubrina. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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