: a small genus of tropical American or African trees and shrubs (family Guttiferae) with a resinous bark and usually woolly terminal or axillary panicles of white, yellow, or brownish flowers

Word History


New Latin, from Visme, 18th century Portuguese botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Vismia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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