noun Di·cha·pet·a·lum \ˌdīkəˈpetələm\

Definition of Dichapetalum

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Dichapetalaceae) of African and Malagasy shrubs that have coriacious leaves and small regular flowers borne in compound cymes or in umbels

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Origin and Etymology of dichapetalum

New Latin, from Greek dicha in two + Greek petalon leaf — more at petal

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to cast off or become cast off

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