capitalized : a large genus (the type of the family Tamaricaceae) of shrubs or small trees that are natives of the eastern Mediterranean region and tropical Asia and have minute scalelike leaves and feathery racemes of small white or pinkish flowers with free stamens and 3 to 4 styles
plural -es : any shrub or tree of the genus Tamarix

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, tamarisk

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“Tamarix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tamarix. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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