: a widely distributed genus of trees that is the type of the family Moraceae and that comprises the mulberries which have usually dentate or lobed leaves, spicate flowers, and edible multiple fruits consisting of aggregates of juicy one-seeded drupes

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, mulberry tree, from morum mulberry

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“Morus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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