Ximenia

noun Xi·me·nia \hə̇ˈmēnēə, -mān-\

Definition of Ximenia

  1. :  a small genus of widely distributed tropical shrubs or trees (family Olacaceae) having alternate leaves, a persistent calyx, bearded petals, and drupaceous fruit — see false sandalwood, sour plum 2

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Origin and Etymology of ximenia

New Latin, irregular from Francisco Ximénez †1721? Spanish missionary in Guatemala + New Latin -ia


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