: a small genus of evergreen Asiatic shrubs (family Buxaceae) that are cultivated for their foliage and their black or red showy fruit and have alternate entire leaves and inconspicuous whitish flowers in heads or racemes

Word History


New Latin, from sarc- + -cocca (from Greek kokkos grain, seed)

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“Sarcococca.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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