Hura

noun

Hu·​ra
ˈhyu̇rə
: a genus of tropical American trees (family Euphorbiaceae) having milky juice, monoecious flowers, and capsular fruit

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, probably modification of Carib urari sandbox tree

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“Hura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hura. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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