Gar·​rya | \ ˈgarēə \

Definition of Garrya

: a genus of evergreen shrubs and small trees (family Cornaceae) with coriaceous opposite leaves and small dioecious flowers that are borne in silky racemes which resemble catkins and are pistillate with two stipes — see bear brush , garryaceae

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History and Etymology for Garrya

New Latin, from Nicholas Garry, 19th century official of Hudson's Bay Company

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“Garrya.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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