Mesua

noun
Me·​sua | \ ˈmeshəwə \

Definition of Mesua

: a genus of tropical Asiatic trees (family Guttiferae) having large solitary flowers with a 2-celled ovary — see rose chestnut

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History and Etymology for Mesua

New Latin, from Johannes Mesuë (Arabic Yūḥanna ibn-Māsawayh) †857 Persian Christian physician in the service of the Caliph

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“Mesua.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mesua. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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