Pachistima

noun Pa·chis·ti·ma \pəˈkistəmə\

Definition of Pachistima

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of pachistima

New Latin, probably irregular from Greek pachys thick — more at pachy-


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