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Malpighia Definition

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[n] type genus of the Malpighiaceae


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genus Malpighia

Misc. Definitions

\Mal*pi"ghi*a\, n. [NL. See {Malpighian}.] (Bot.) A genus of tropical American shrubs with opposite leaves and small white or reddish flowers. The drupes of {Malpighia urens} are eaten under the name of Barbadoes cherries.

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