: a genus (the type of the family Ochnaceae) of African and Asiatic trees and shrubs having yellow flowers with coriaceous petaloid sepals and numerous stamens

Word History


New Latin, from Greek ochnē, onchnē pear tree; probably akin to Greek achras, a wild pear tree (probably Pyrus amygdaliformis)

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“Ochna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ochna. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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