Maytenus

noun
May·te·nus | \mīˈtēnəs\

Definition of Maytenus 

: a large genus of tropical American shrubs and trees (family Celastraceae) having evergreen leaves, small axillary flowers, and leathery capsules

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History and Etymology for Maytenus

New Latin, from Spanish maitén

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