Chiococca

noun
shrubs of tropical and subtropical New World
Syn: ↑genus Chiococca
Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Rubiaceae, ↑family Rubiaceae, ↑madder family
Member Meronyms: ↑blolly, ↑West Indian snowberry, ↑Chiococca alba

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\\ˌkīəˈkäkə\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from chion- + -cocca (from Latin coccum berry, from Greek kokkos kermes berry, seed)
: a small genus of tropical American shrubs (family Rubiaceae) having white or yellowish flowers and a white 2-seeded berry and usually having roots with purgative properties — see cahinca root

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  • Chiococca — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • Chiococca — n. a genus of shrubs of tropical and subtropical New World. Syn: genus {Chiococca}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chiococca — (Ch. L., Schneebeere), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Rubiaceae Coffeaceae Coffeeae, 1. Ordn. 5. Klasse L.; Arten: Ch. racemosa, westindischer Strauch mit eilanzettförmigen Blättern, blaßgelben, traubenständigen Blumen u. schneeweißen Beeren …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Chiococca — R. Br, (Schneebeere), Gattung der Rubiazeen, oft kletternde Sträucher mit gegenständigen, eiförmigen oder lanzettlichen, glänzenden, lederartigen Blättern, breiten Nebenblättern, gelblichweißen, in Wickeln oder Rispen vereinigten Blüten und… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Chiococca — L., Schneebeere, tropisch südamerik. Pflanzengattg. der Rubiazeen. C. racemōsa L., ein brasil. und westind. Strauch, liefert die Caincawurzel (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Chiococca — Chiococca, s. Brechwurzel …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Chiococca —   Chiococca …   Wikipedia Español

  • Chiococca — ID 18372 Symbol Key CHIOC Common Name milkberry Family Rubiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution FL, PR, TX, VI Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Chiococca P. Br. — Symbol CHIOC Common Name milkberry Botanical Family Rubiaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • chiococca — chi·o·coc·ca …   English syllables

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