Eucryphia

noun

Eu·​cryph·​ia
yüˈkrifēə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Eucryphia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eucryphia. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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