: a genus of Indo-Malayan trees (family Anacardiaceae) that have coriaceous leaves and small panicled flowers with five petals, five stamens, and three styles followed by a hard nut with a thick black-juiced rind see itchwood tree, marking nut

Word History


New Latin, probably from Greek sēmeion mark (from sēma sign) + New Latin -carpus

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“Semecarpus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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