capitalized : a genus of shrubs (family Thymelaeaceae) having tough fibrous bark and clusters of yellow flowers see leatherwood sense 1a
plural -s : any plant of the genus Dirca

Word History


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

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“Dirca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dirca. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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