Pentaphylax

noun
Pen·​taph·​y·​lax | \ pen‧ˈtafəˌlaks \

Definition of Pentaphylax

: a genus of Chinese and Malayan shrubs comprising the family Pentaphylacaceae and having alternate leathery leaves and racemose pentamerous flowers

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History and Etymology for Pentaphylax

New Latin, from penta- + Greek phylax guard

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“Pentaphylax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pentaphylax. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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