: 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

Word History


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

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“Eucryphia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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