co·​pros·​ma | \ kəˈpräzmə \

Definition of coprosma

1 capitalized : a genus of shrubs or small trees of the family Rubiaceae found in New Zealand, Australia, and Hawaii and having shining often variegated leaves and small flowers with revolute corolla lobes
2 plural -s : a plant of the genus Coprosma

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History and Etymology for coprosma

New Latin, from copr- + -osma

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“Coprosma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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