forestiera

noun for·es·ti·e·ra \ˌfȯrə̇stēˈirə, ˌfär-, -ēˈerə, -ˈstirə\

Definition of forestiera

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of sometimes spiny American shrubs or trees (family Oleaceae) that have simple opposite leaves and inconspicuous flowers followed by single-seeded drupes

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Forestiera — see tanglebush

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Origin and Etymology of forestiera

New Latin, after Pierre Gaspard Forestier †1847 French physician


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