Thymelaea

noun Thyme·laea \ˌthīməˈlēə, ˌthim-\

Definition of Thymelaea

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of thymelaea

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


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