Nothofagus

noun
Noth·​o·​fa·​gus

Definition of Nothofagus

: 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

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New Latin, from noth- + Fagus

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“Nothofagus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nothofagus. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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