capitalized : a monotypic genus (family Flacourtiaceae) comprising a single Asiatic tree (I. polycarpa) that has a broad spreading head, large alternate long-petioled cordate leaves, and large terminal panicles of apetalous flowers followed by fleshy orange red berries and that is widely grown as an ornamental where the climate is relatively mild
plural -s : any plant of the genus Idesia

Word History


New Latin, from Evert I. Ides, 17th century German-born Dutch statesman and traveler in the service of Russia + New Latin -ia

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“Idesia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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