: a genus of North American dwarf evergreen shrubs (family Celastraceae) having smooth coriaceous serrulate leaves and very small green axillary solitary or fascicled flowers see mountain lover, oregon box

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New Latin, probably irregular from Greek pachys thick

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“Pachistima.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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