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

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Origin and Etymology of crataeva

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


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