Fla·​cour·​tia | \ fləˈku̇rtēə, flaˈ-, -kōr- \

Definition of Flacourtia

: a small genus of often spiny trees or shrubs (family Flacourtiaceae) of tropical Asia and Africa with leaves pinnately veined, flowers in small axillary racemes or clusters, sepals imbricated, and seed enclosed in a stony covering which is surrounded by an edible pulp — see governor's plum

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History and Etymology for Flacourtia

New Latin, from Étienne de Flacourt †1660 French colonizer + New Latin -ia

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“Flacourtia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Flacourtia. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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