Punica

noun
Pu·​ni·​ca | \ ˈpyünə̇kə \

Definition of Punica

: a genus (coextensive with the family Punicaceae of the order Myrtales) comprising shrubs or small trees with showy solitary white to deep red sometimes double flowers that have numerous stamens and an ovary with the cells in two rows and are followed by an edible fruit which is technically a berry — see pomegranate

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History and Etymology for Punica

New Latin, from Latin punicum pomegranate, from punicum malum, literally, Punic apple

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“Punica.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Punica. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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