Ptelea

noun
\ ˈtelēə, ˈtēl- \

Definition of Ptelea

: a small genus of North American shrubs or small trees (family Rutaceae) having 3- to 5-foliolate leaves and panicles of small greenish flowers with 4 or 5 imbricated petals and a rounded samara — see hop tree

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History and Etymology for Ptelea

New Latin, from Greek ptelea elm; perhaps akin to Latin tilia linden

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“Ptelea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ptelea. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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