: 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

Word History


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

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“Ptelea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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