Schima

noun
Schi·​ma | \ ˈskīmə \

Definition of Schima

: a small genus of East Indian and eastern Asian evergreen trees and shrubs (family Theaceae) that are sometimes cultivated in warm regions for their showy often fragrant white flowers

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History and Etymology for Schima

New Latin, probably modification of Greek skiasma shadow, from skiazein to overshadow, from skia shadow

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“Schima.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Schima. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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