larrea

noun lar·rea \ləˈrēə, -rāə\

Definition of larrea

  1. 1 capitalized :  a small genus of American xerophytic shrubs (family Zygophyllaceae) including the creosote bush

  2. 2 plural -s :  a shrub of the genus Larrea

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Origin and Etymology of larrea

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


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