ardisia

noun 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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Origin and Etymology of 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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