: a genus of tropical American trees and shrubs (family Sapindaceae) having pinnate leaflets, abruptly tetramerous flowers with a peltate stigma, and a one-seeded or two-seeded berry

Word History


New Latin, from meli- + Greek -cocca (from kokkos kermes berry)

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“Melicocca.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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