: a small genus of shrubs (constituting the family Crossosomataceae) restricted to the southwestern U.S. and Mexico and having small simple leathery leaves that are often clustered on short branches and solitary terminal flowers

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New Latin, from cross- + -soma

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“Crossosoma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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