ehretia

noun eh·re·tia \ eˈrēsh(ē)ə \

Definition of ehretia

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

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Origin and Etymology of ehretia

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


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