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plural of cor


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: a large genus of chiefly tropical shrubs and trees (family Boraginaceae) that have fleshy often edible fruits and wood varying from dense, heavy, and dark to spongy, light, and pale, that are often pleasantly scented, and that have considerable use in cabinetmaking and general construction

Word History



New Latin, from Euricius Cordus †1535 and his son Valerius Cordus †1544 German scholars + New Latin -ia

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“Cordia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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