Sar·​co·​coc·​ca | \ ˌsärkəˈkäkə\

Definition of Sarcococca

: 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

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History and Etymology for Sarcococca

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

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