: a large genus of chiefly tropical Old world shrubs and trees (family Tiliaceae) having alternate simple leaves, cymose flowers with colored sepals, and drupaceous sometimes edible fruits

Word History


New Latin, from Nehemiah Grew †1712 English plant physiologist + New Latin -ia

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“Grewia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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