arrayán

noun ar·ra·yán \ ˌärəˈyän \

Definition of arrayán

plural -s
1 :any of several Mexican trees or shrubs of the genera Psidium, Myrtus, Gaultheria, Pernettya, and Rapanea
2
[American Spanish, from Spanish]
in the West Indies
b :any of several plants of the genus Ardisia
3
[American Spanish, from Spanish]
a :an ornamental shrub (Eugenia apiculata synonym Luma apiculata) of Chile with edible black berries
b :a shrub (Eugenia arayan) of Colombia and Ecuador

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Origin and Etymology of arrayán

Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, myrtle, from Arabic ar-rai̯̯ḥān, any fragrant plant


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