Leucadendron

noun

Leu·​ca·​den·​dron
ˌlükəˈdendrən
: a large genus of evergreen trees and shrubs (family Proteaceae) native to the Cape of Good Hope that have silvery white leaves and dioecious capitate flowers see silver tree

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from leuca- (irregular from Greek leukos white) + -dendron

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“Leucadendron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Leucadendron. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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