Ravensara

noun

Rav·​en·​sa·​ra
ˌravənˈsārə
: a genus of Madagascan trees (family Lauraceae) having trimerous flowers and lobed seeds see clove nutmeg

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Malagasy ravendsara, ravin'tsara, a tree of the genus Ravensara, literally, good leaf

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“Ravensara.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ravensara. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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