Licania

noun

Li·​ca·​nia
lə̇ˈkānēə,
līˈ-
: a large genus of tropical American trees (family Rosaceae) having alternate simple leaves and small panicled flowers

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, modification (with some letter rearrangement) of Galibi caligni (tree of the genus Licania)

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“Licania.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Licania. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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