Simaba

noun

Si·​ma·​ba
sə̇ˈmäbə
: a genus of tropical South American trees (family Simaroubaceae) having pinnate leaves and panicles of small flowers with 5 imbricated sepals, 5 petals, and 10 stamens see cedron

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from native name in Guiana

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“Simaba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Simaba. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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