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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Origin and Etymology of mimusops

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


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