ide·​sia | \ īˈdēzh(ē)ə \

Definition of idesia

1 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
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Idesia

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History and Etymology for idesia

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 28 Nov. 2020.

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