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: 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
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New Latin, from myo- (from Greek myein to close—used of the lips and eyes) + -porum (from Greek poros pore)
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occurring twice a year or every two years
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