Dichapetalum

noun

Di·​cha·​pet·​a·​lum
ˌdīkəˈpetᵊləm
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek dicha in two + Greek petalon leaf

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“Dichapetalum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dichapetalum. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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