Uncaria

noun

Un·​car·​ia
ˌəŋˈka(a)rēə
: a large genus of chiefly tropical Asiatic woody vines (family Rubiaceae) having axillary heads of yellow flowers with valvate corollas succeeded by large septicidal many-seeded capsules see gambier

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin uncus hook + New Latin -aria

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“Uncaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Uncaria. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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