Malpighia

noun Mal·pigh·ia \malˈpigēə\

Definition of Malpighia

  1. :  a genus of tropical American shrubs and trees (family Malpighiaceae) having a glandular calyx and drupaceous fruit — see jiqui

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Origin and Etymology of malpighia

New Latin, from Marcello Malpighi †1694 Italian anatomist + New Latin -ia


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