Crescentia

noun Cre·scen·tia \ krə̇ˈsensh(ē)ə \

Definition of Crescentia

: a genus of tropical American trees (family Bignoniaceae) distinguished chiefly by short trunk, crooked limbs, often drooping branches, purplish blotched flowers, and large globose fruits — see calabash

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Origin and Etymology of crescentia

New Latin, from Pietro Crescenzi (Petrus de Crescentiis) †1310? Italian writer on agriculture + New Latin -ia


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