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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“Garcinia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garcinia. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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