noun bu·me·lia \byüˈmēlēə\

Definition of bumelia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of tough spiny American trees and shrubs (family Sapotaceae) that bear edible berries

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Bumelia

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Origin and Etymology of bumelia

New Latin, from Latin, ash, from Greek boumelia

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a trip made at another's expense

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