: a very large genus of chiefly South American shrubs, trees, or rarely herbs (family Rubiaceae) having corymbose flowers with a 5-lobed corolla and a fruit that is a berrylike drupe with two nutlets

Word History


New Latin, probably from Middle Greek psychōtria vivifying, from Greek psychē life

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“Psychotria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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