: a genus (the type of the family Empetraceae) of low shrubs having flowers scattered and solitary or few in the axils see crowberry

Word History


New Latin, from Greek empetron, neuter of empetros growing on rock, from em- en- entry 2 + -petros (from petra rock)

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“Empetrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Empetrum. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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