noun Pa·ye·na \pāˈyēnə\

Definition of Payena

  1. :  a genus of Malayan trees (family Sapotaceae) of medium to very large size having fascicled flowers growing at or near the leaf axils, bearing fruit with one or two endospermous seeds, and yielding gutta-percha

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Origin and Etymology of payena

New Latin, after Anselme Payen †1871 French chemist and botanical writer

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