Torrubia

noun
Tor·​ru·​bia | \ təˈrübēə \

Definition of Torrubia

: a genus of tropical American shrubs and trees (family Nyctaginaceae) with fleshy leaves, greenish dioecious panicled flowers, and fleshy fruit — see blolly

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History and Etymology for Torrubia

New Latin, after José Torrubia †1768 Spanish naturalist

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“Torrubia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Torrubia. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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