Pomaderris

noun

Po·​ma·​der·​ris
ˌpōməˈderə̇s
: a genus of hoary pubescent Australasian shrubs (family Rhamnaceae) having alternate leaves and cymose white or yellowish flowers with the ovary partly adnate to the calyx

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek pōmat-, pōma lid, cover + derris skin, leather covering, from derein to skin

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“Pomaderris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pomaderris. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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