Pipturus

noun

Pip·​tu·​rus
pipˈt(y)u̇rəs
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek piptein to fall down + New Latin -urus

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“Pipturus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pipturus. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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