Tro·​phis | \ ˈtrōfə̇s \

Definition of Trophis

: 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

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History and Etymology for Trophis

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

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“Trophis.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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