capitalized : a genus of chiefly Australian shrubs or trees (family Magnoliaceae) having evergreen aromatic foliage see winter's bark
plural -es : any plant of the genus Drimys

Word History


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

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“Drimys.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drimys. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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