: a small genus of southeast Asian trees (family Thymelaeaceae) having alternate leathery leaves, regular paniculate flowers and woody fruits, and yielding fragrant timber resembling agarwood

Word History


New Latin, from Greek gony knee + stylos pillar; from the geniculate styles

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“Gonystylus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gonystylus. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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