myoporum

[ mahy-op-er-uh m ]
/ maɪˈɒp ər əm /

noun

any of several shrubs or trees of the genus Myoporum, chiefly of Australia and New Zealand, cultivated in warm regions as hedges or ornamentals.

Nearby words

  1. myopic astigmatism,
  2. myopic crescent,
  3. myoplasm,
  4. myoplastic,
  5. myoplasty,
  6. myopsychopathy,
  7. myorrhaphy,
  8. myorrhexis,
  9. myosalpinx,
  10. myosarcoma

Origin of myoporum

< New Latin (1786) < Greek mý(ein) to shut (the eyes) + New Latin -porum, derivative of Late Latin porus pore2, alluding to the spots on the leaves, suggesting closed pores

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