Thymelaea

noun

Thyme·​laea
ˌthīməˈlēə,
ˌthim-
: a genus of European and Asiatic herbs and undershrubs (family Thymelaeaceae) having small sessile apetalous flowers with a calyx that has a spreading border and is usually persistent

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, any of several plants of the genus Daphne, from Greek thymelaia, from thymos thyme + elaia olive

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“Thymelaea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Thymelaea. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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