Torreya

noun Tor·reya \ˈtȯrēə\

Definition of Torreya

  1. :  a genus of Asiatic and North American trees (family Taxaceae) having two-ranked often ill-scented linear leaves and a large ovoid fruit resembling a drupe but being actually a large seed surrounded by a fleshy aril — see california nutmeg, stinking cedar

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Origin and Etymology of torreya

New Latin, after John Torrey †1873 American botanist and chemist


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