: 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

Word History


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

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“Schima.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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