tobira

[ tuh-bahy-ruh ]
/ təˈbaɪ rə /

noun

a shrub, Pittosporum tobira, of China and Japan, having leathery leaves, fragrant, greenish-white flower clusters, densely hairy fruit, and lemon-scented foliage.

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Origin of tobira

<New Latin <Japanese tobira,tobera; compare Korean ton(-namu), Chinese (hǎi)tóng tobira

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