: a small genus of Old World fleshy herbs constituting a family (Cynocrambaceae) and having simple petioled leaves, inconspicuous apetalous flowers, and globose fruit with a crustaceous pericarp

Word History


New Latin, from Greek kynokrambē dog's mercury (Mercurialis perennis), from Greek kyn- cyn- + krambē cabbage

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

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