Cunonia

noun
Cu·​no·​nia | \ kyüˈnōnēə \

Definition of Cunonia

: a genus (the type of the family Cunoniaceae) of shrubs or small trees with pinnate leaves, racemose white flowers, and bark that is used for tanning

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History and Etymology for Cunonia

New Latin, from John C. Cuno, 18th century Dutch botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Cunonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cunonia. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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