Mo·​rin·​da | \ məˈrində \

Definition of Morinda

: a large genus of chiefly East Indian tropical trees and shrubs (family Rubiaceae) having small heads of confluent flowers that form an aggregate pulpy fruit and including several that yield yellow dyes — see noni, redgal

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History and Etymology for Morinda

New Latin, from mor- (from Latin morus mulberry tree) + Latin inda, feminine of indus of or connected with India, from Greek indos

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“Morinda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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