: 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

Word History


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

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“Pyrularia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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