pittosporum
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek pitta, pissa pitch + spora seed — more at pitch, spore Date: 1789 any of various Old World shrubs or trees (genus Pittosporum of the family Pittosporaceae) planted especially as ornamentals in warm regions

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