Platycarya

noun

Platy·​carya
: a small genus of Asiatic trees (family Juglandaceae) that have alternate pinnate leaves and small monoecious flowers in catkins which are followed by a small winged nut

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from platy- + Greek karya nut tree

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“Platycarya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Platycarya. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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