noun Nys·sa \ˈnisə\

Definition of Nyssa

  1. :  a small genus of American and Asiatic trees (family Nyssaceae) having flowers with imbricate petals and a single or 2-cleft style — see black gum, tupelo

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Origin and Etymology of nyssa

New Latin, perhaps from Greek, meta, post

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to criticize severely

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