Mimusops

noun
Mi·​mu·​sops | \ mə̇ˈmyüˌsäps \

Definition of Mimusops

: a genus of Old World tropical trees (family Sapotaceae) having abundant milky juice, coriaceous leaves, and small hexamerous or octamerous flowers with as many staminodia as stamens — see bansalaguin, manilkara

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History and Etymology for Mimusops

New Latin, from Middle Greek mimous (genitive of mimō ape, probably from Greek mimeisthai to imitate) + New Latin -ops

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“Mimusops.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mimusops. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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