noun Sal·va·do·ra \ˌsalvəˈdōrə, -dȯrə\

Definition of Salvadora

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Salvadoraceae) of trees and shrubs of Africa and southern Asia having opposite leaves and small panicled flowers with a bell-shaped corolla — see toothbrush tree

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Origin and Etymology of salvadora

New Latin, after Juan Salvador †1681 Spanish botanist

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