Eu·​clea | \ yüˈklēə \

Definition of Euclea

: a genus of African trees and shrubs (family Ebenaceae) having evergreen leaves, dioecious racemose flowers, and hard wood — see cape ebony

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History and Etymology for Euclea

New Latin, from Greek eukleia glory, from eukleēs famous (from eu- + -kleēs, from kleos report, fame) + -ia -y; akin to Greek klytos famous

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“Euclea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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