Crataeva

noun
Cra·​tae·​va | \ -ēvə \

Definition of Crataeva

: a small genus of tropical shrubs (family Capparidaceae) having trifoliolate leaves, flowers with stalked petals, and striped berries — see garlic pear

History and Etymology for Crataeva

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 29 Sep. 2022.

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