ar·​dis·​ia | \ ärˈdizh(ē)ə \

Definition of ardisia

1 capitalized : a genus of tropical evergreen shrubs and trees (family Myrsinaceae) having panicled flowers and drupaceous fruits
2 plural -s : a plant of the genus Ardisia

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History and Etymology for ardisia

New Latin, from Greek ardis point of an arrow + New Latin -ia; from the shape of the lobes of the corolla; perhaps akin to Old Irish aird point, height

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“Ardisia.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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