Salvadora

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

Definition of Salvadora 

: 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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History and Etymology for Salvadora

New Latin, after Juan Salvador †1681 Spanish botanist

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