Sickingia

noun Sic·king·ia \siˈkiŋēə\

Definition of Sickingia

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of sickingia

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


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