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

Word History


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

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“Clusia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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