: 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 sense 2

Word History


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

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“Ximenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ximenia. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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