Xylopia

noun
Xy·​lo·​pia | \zīˈlōpēə\

Definition of Xylopia 

: a large genus of chiefly tropical American trees or shrubs (family Annonaceae) with coriaceous often distichous leaves, rather large flowers, aromatic berries, and usually bitter wood — see embira, guinea pepper

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History and Etymology for Xylopia

New Latin, probably from xyl- + -opia

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