capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Epacridaceae) of plants having a disk of five scales around the ovary and as fruit a small globular capsule with numerous minute seeds
plural -es : any plant of the genus Epacris

Word History


New Latin, from Greek epakros pointed at the end; from the sharply pointed leaves

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“Epacris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epacris. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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