idesia

noun

ide·​sia
īˈdēzh(ē)ə
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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/idesia. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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