Pipturus

noun Pip·tu·rus \pipˈt(y)u̇rəs\

Definition of Pipturus

  1. :  a small genus of woody plants (family Urticaceae) of Australia and the Mascarene islands having alternate leaves, flowers in dense globular clusters, and a strong inner bark fiber — see queensland grass-cloth plant

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Origin and Etymology of pipturus

New Latin, from Greek piptein to fall down + New Latin -urus — more at feather


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