: 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


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

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“Trophis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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