noun Sau·rau·ia \sȯˈrȯyə\

Definition of Saurauia

  1. :  a genus of trees and shrubs (family Dilleniaceae) with toothed parallel-veined leaves and paniculate pentamerous flowers followed by a baccate fruit that is edible in some Mexican species

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Origin and Etymology of saurauia

New Latin, from Count F. J. von Saurau †1832 Austrian statesman + New Latin -ia

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