Schima

noun Schi·ma \ˈskīmə\

Definition of Schima

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of schima

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


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