from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A tree of the genus Geissois of the Saxifragaceæ: so named from the imbricated seed. There are 4 species, found in Australia, New Caledonia, and the Fiji Islands.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Geissois, having seeds overlapping like tiles on a roof.


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