dirca

noun
dir·​ca | \ˈdərkə\

Definition of dirca 

1 capitalized : a genus of shrubs (family Thymelaeaceae) having tough fibrous bark and clusters of yellow flowers — see leatherwood sense 1a

2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Dirca

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for dirca

New Latin, from Latin Dirce, a fountain near Thebes in Boeotia, from Greek Dirkē

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about dirca

Dictionary Entries near dirca

Dirac

diradical

diram

dirca

dird

dirdum

dire

Statistics for dirca

Look-up Popularity

Comments on dirca

What made you want to look up dirca? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

amusing and light sparring with words

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!