Myrica

noun My·ri·ca \mə̇ˈrīkə\

Definition of Myrica

  1. :  a large widely distributed genus (the type of a family Myricaceae) of aromatic shrubs having exstipulate leaves and ovary with 2 to 4 bractlets

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Origin and Etymology of myrica

New Latin, from Latin, tamarisk, from Greek myrikē, probably of Semitic origin; akin to the source of Greek myrrha myrrh — more at myrrh


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