Myoporum

noun My·op·o·rum \mīˈäpərəm\

Definition of Myoporum

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of myoporum

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


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