Nothofagus

noun

Noth·​o·​fa·​gus
: a genus of timber trees of the cooler parts of the southern hemisphere differing from the genus Fagus in the chiefly evergreen smaller leaves and in the flowers of both sexes being solitary or in threes see evergreen beech, new zealand beech

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from noth- + Fagus

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“Nothofagus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nothofagus. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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