Bumelia meaning

byo͝o-mēlē-ə
Any of several often thorny North American trees or shrubs of the genus Sideroxylon (formerly Bumelia), especially S. lanuginosum or S. lycioides of the southern United States, having very hard wood and black fleshy fruit.
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Origin of bumelia

  • New Latin Būmelia former genus name from Latin būmelia ash tree from Greek boumeliā bous cow gwou- in Indo-European roots meliā ash

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition