capitalized : a large genus (family Boraginaceae) of tropical or subtropical shrubs and trees having cymose usually white flowers succeeded by fleshy drupes
plural -s : any plant of the genus Ehretia

Word History


New Latin, from George D. Ehret †1770 German botanical illustrator + New Latin -ia

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“Ehretia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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