Vochysia

noun

Vo·​chys·​ia
vōˈkizh(ē)ə,
-izēə,
-is-
: a genus (the type of the family Vochysiaceae) of tropical American tress and shrubs having showy fragrant flowers with a single stamen see copaiyé wood

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, irregular from Galibi vochy, a tree of the genus Vochysia + New Latin -ia

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

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