Grew·​ia | \ ˈgrüyə, -üēə \

Definition of Grewia

: 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

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History and Etymology for Grewia

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

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“Grewia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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