noun Cryp·to·car·ya \-ˈka(a)rēə\

Definition of Cryptocarya

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of cryptocarya

New Latin, from crypt- + -carya (from Greek karyon nut) — more at careen

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a brief usually trivial fact

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