larrea

noun
lar·​rea | \ ləˈrēə, -rāə \

Definition of larrea

1 capitalized : a small genus of American xerophytic shrubs (family Zygophyllaceae) including the creosote bush
2 plural -s : a shrub of the genus Larrea

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History and Etymology for larrea

New Latin, from J. A. H. de Larrea, 18th century Spanish patron of science

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“Larrea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/larrea. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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