Crossosoma

noun Cros·so·so·ma \ˌkräsəˈsōmə, -rȯs-\

Definition of Crossosoma

  1. :  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

crossosomataceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of crossosoma

New Latin, from cross- + -soma


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