: a genus of tropical trees (family Lauraceae) having flowers with nine fertile and three sterile stamens and with the ripened ovary embedded in the succulent calyx tube

Word History


New Latin, from crypt- + -carya (from Greek karyon nut)

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“Cryptocarya.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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