drimys

noun dri·mys \ˈdrīmə̇s\

Definition of drimys

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of chiefly Australian shrubs or trees (family Magnoliaceae) having evergreen aromatic foliage — see winter's bark

  2. 2 plural -es :  any plant of the genus Drimys

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Origin and Etymology of drimys

New Latin, from Greek, sharp, acrid; from the taste of the bark; akin to Latvian drīsme crack, split, Greek derein to skin — more at tear


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