persea

noun per·sea \ˈpərsēə\

Definition of persea

  1. 1 capitalized :  a large genus of chiefly tropical trees and shrubs (family Lauraceae) having thick alternate leaves, small panicled flowers with nine stamens, and a fleshy one-seeded fruit and in some kinds yielding superior cabinet woods — see avocado

  2. 2 plural -s :  any tree or fruit of the genus Persea

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Origin and Etymology of persea

New Latin, from Latin, a tree growing in Egypt and Persia, from Greek


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