Crataeva

noun

Cra·​tae·​va
-ēvə
: a small genus of tropical shrubs (family Capparidaceae) having trifoliolate leaves, flowers with stalked petals, and striped berries see garlic pear

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, irregular after Cratevas (Greek Krateuas), 1st century b.c. Greek herbalist

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“Crataeva.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Crataeva. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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