Gnetum

noun Gne·tum \ ˈnētəm \

Definition of Gnetum

:a genus (the type of the family Gnetaceae) of tropical shrubs or small trees usually having climbing jointed stems and terminal spikes of flowers, the fruit being usually drupaceous and aggregated in a rough cone

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Origin and Etymology of gnetum

New Latin, alteration of gnemon, modification of Moluccan Malay ganemu


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