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

Word History


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

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“Crataeva.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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