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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Origin and Etymology of pyrularia

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


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