: 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

Word History


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

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“Payena.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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