Triplaris

noun

Trip·​lar·​is
triˈpla(a)rə̇s
: a genus of tropical American shrubs and trees (family Polygonaceae) mostly with ant-infested hollow stems, dioecious flowers, and prominently winged fruit see ant tree

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Late Latin, threefold, from Latin triplus triple + -aris -ar

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“Triplaris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Triplaris. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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