: a genus (the type of the family Myoporaceae) of mostly Australasian shrubs or trees that have small axillary white flowers with a 5-parted bell-shaped calyx see bastard sandalwood

Word History


New Latin, from myo- (from Greek myein to close—used of the lips and eyes) + -porum (from Greek poros pore)

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“Myoporum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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