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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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