: a genus (the type of the family Sonneratiaceae) of trees and shrubs having large flowers shaped like bells and succeeded by pulpy berries which in some members (such as S. acida) are used as a condiment in India see kambala, pagatpat

Word History


New Latin, from Pierre Sonnerat †1814 French naturalist + New Latin -ia

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“Sonneratia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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