Gonystylus

noun Go·ny·sty·lus \ˌgōnə̇ˈstīləs\

Definition of Gonystylus

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of gonystylus

New Latin, from Greek gony knee + stylos pillar; from the geniculate styles — more at knee, steer


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