Semecarpus

noun Seme·car·pus \ ˌseməˈkärpəs , ˌsēm- \

Definition of Semecarpus

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of semecarpus

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


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