clusia

noun
clu·​sia | \ ˈklüzh(ē)ə \

Definition of clusia

1 capitalized : a large genus of tropical American aromatic trees or shrubs (family Guttiferae) having opposite coriaceous leaves and large white, yellow, or pink flowers
2 plural -s : any tree of the genus Clusia — see waxflower, wild fig

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History and Etymology for clusia

New Latin, from Charles de Lécluse (Carolus Clusius) †1609 French botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Clusia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clusia. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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