: a genus of tropical American shrubs and small trees (family Annonaceae) with fine-textured green or yellowish wood that includes the sacred earflower of Mexico and Central America

Word History


New Latin, from cymbo- (from Latin cymba boat) + petalum petal

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“Cymbopetalum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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