Myoporum

noun

My·​op·​o·​rum
mīˈäpərəm
: 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

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Myoporum. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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