Eucryphia

noun Eu·cryph·ia \yüˈkrifēə\

Definition of Eucryphia

  1. :  a genus (coextensive with the family Eucryphiaceae of the order Parietales) of tall evergreen trees native to Australia and Chile that have dark shining opposite leaves, large flowers, and a woody or leathery capsular fruit

eucryphiaceous

\(¦)yü¦krifē¦āshəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of eucryphia

New Latin, from eu- + Greek kryphia, feminine of kryphios concealed, from kryptein to conceal, hide — more at crypt


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