Pycnocoma

noun

Pyc·​noc·​o·​ma
pikˈnäkəmə
: a small genus of shrubs or trees (family Euphoribiaceae) of tropical Africa and the Mascarene Islands having monoecious flowers and numerous stamens with hairlike elongated filaments

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from pycn- + -coma

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“Pycnocoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pycnocoma. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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