: a genus of small or medium-sized Central and South American trees (family Rubiaceae) of which some yield usable timber and some are a source of red dyes and extracts of repute in local folk medicine especially as febrifuges and purgatives see arariba

Word History


New Latin, probably from Franz von Sickingen †1523 German knight + New Latin -ia

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“Sickingia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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