Leucadendron

noun
Leu·​ca·​den·​dron | \ ˌlükəˈdendrən \

Definition of Leucadendron

: 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

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History and Etymology for Leucadendron

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 20 Oct. 2021.

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