Sageretia

noun Sag·e·re·tia \ˌsajəˈrēsh(ē)ə, -ētēə\

Definition of Sageretia

  1. :  a genus of American and Asiatic shrubs (family Rhamnaceae) having opposite branches, sometimes edible fruit, and opposite leaves that in a Chinese member (S. theezans) are used locally as a substitute for tea

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Origin and Etymology of sageretia

New Latin, from Augustin Sageret †1852 French agronomist + New Latin -ia


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