garcinia

noun
gar·cin·ia | \gärˈsinēə\

Definition of garcinia 

1 capitalized : a large genus of tropical Asiatic trees (family Guttiferae) having thick coriaceous leaves and baccate fruit with arilled seed — see gamboge, kokum butter, mangosteen

2 plural -s : any tree of the genus Garcinia

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History and Etymology for garcinia

New Latin, from Laurent Garcin †1751 French botanist + New Latin -ia

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