geiger tree


: a small often shrubby tropical American evergreen tree (Cordia sebestena) with thick rough deep-green leaves, orange or scarlet flowers borne in large open terminal clusters, and fruit that is a small white 4-celled edible drupe

Word History


after John Geiger, flourished ab 1832 American friend of Audubon

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“Geiger tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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