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: a rutaceous evergreen shrub (Helietta parvifolia) of Texas with opposite trifoliolate leaves and purple flowers

Word History


modification of Mexican Spanish barreta, from Spanish barreta, barrete cap, biretta, from Catalan barret, from Provençal berret

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“Baretta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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