Trophis

noun

Tro·​phis
ˈtrōfə̇s
: a small genus of tropical American trees (family Moraceae) having alternate leaves, small dioecious green flowers in usually spicate or racemose clusters, and a nearly round thin-fleshed fruit with a single rather large seed

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek, well-fed, nursling, from trephein to nourish

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“Trophis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Trophis. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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