Excoecaria

noun
Ex·​coe·​car·​ia | \ ˌeksēˈka(a)rēə \

Definition of Excoecaria

: a genus of timber trees or shrubs (family Euphorbiaceae) of Asia, Africa, and Australia that have a poisonous acrid milky juice and in some species a bark used for dyeing

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History and Etymology for Excoecaria

New Latin, irregular from Latin excaecare to blind + New Latin -aria

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“Excoecaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Excoecaria. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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