eucryphia

/ (juːˈkrɪfɪə) /

noun

any tree or shrub of the mostly evergreen genus Eucryphia, native to Australia and S America, having leaves of a dark lustrous green and white flowers: family Eucryphiaceae

Nearby words

  1. euclidean geometry,
  2. euclidean group,
  3. euclidean space,
  4. eucrasia,
  5. eucrite,
  6. eucryptite,
  7. eudaemonic,
  8. eudemon,
  9. eudemonia,
  10. eudemonic

Word Origin for eucryphia

from Greek eu well + kryphios hidden, from kryptein to hide, referring to the sepals being joined at the top

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