Lecythis

noun Lec·y·this \ˈlesəthə̇s\

Definition of Lecythis

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Lecythidaceae) of very large South American trees distinguished by the woody operculate capsular fruit — see sapucaia — compare monkey pot

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Origin and Etymology of lecythis

New Latin, from Late Latin lecythus


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