Definition of Stachyurus
: a small genus (coextensive with the family Stachyuraceae of the order Parietales) of Asiatic shrubs and trees having regular tetramerous flowers in long drooping racemes and small globose fruits
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Origin and Etymology of stachyurus
New Latin, from Greek stachys + New Latin -urus
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