Pyrularia

noun
Pyr·​u·​lar·​ia

Definition of Pyrularia

: a small genus of chiefly Asiatic parasitic or half-parasitic shrubs (family Santalaceae) having alternate deciduous leaves, small green racemose apetalous flowers, and pear-shaped drupes with oily seeds — see rabbitwood

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History and Etymology for Pyrularia

New Latin, probably from Latin pyrum, pirum pear + -ula + New Latin -aria

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“Pyrularia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pyrularia. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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