geiger tree

noun

Definition of geiger tree

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of geiger tree

after John Geiger, flourished ab 1832 American friend of Audubon


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