forestiera

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

Definition of forestiera

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

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History and Etymology for forestiera

New Latin, after Pierre Gaspard Forestier †1847 French physician

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“Forestiera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forestiera. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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