from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of polypetalous shrubs of the order Rhamneæ and tribe of the same name, characterized by a capsule free at the apex, deciduous bracts, and petals, if present, five, shorter than the filaments, and surpassed by the oblong anthers.

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  • noun a genus of Australasian shrubs and trees


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