noun Me·sua \ˈmeshəwə\

Definition of Mesua

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

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Origin and Etymology of mesua

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

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