Phillyrea

noun

Phil·​lyr·​ea
fə̇ˈlirēə
: a genus of evergreen shrubs (family Oleaceae) of the Mediterranean region with small greenish white flowers and fruit resembling olives

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek philyrea mock privet

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“Phillyrea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phillyrea. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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