Triplaris

noun Trip·lar·is \triˈpla(a)rə̇s\

Definition of Triplaris

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of triplaris

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


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