noun guet·tar·da \gəˈtärdə\

Definition of guettarda

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of tropical American shrubs or trees (family Rubiaceae) with hard fine-grained yellowish brown to gray wood

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Guettarda

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Origin and Etymology of guettarda

New Latin, after Jacques Étienne Guettard †1786 French naturalist

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