: 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

Word History


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

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“Crescentia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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