Nyssa


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nyssa

(ˈnɪsə)
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(Plants) a tree, native to Asia and North America, that is a member of the genus Nyssa and family Cornaceae
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Noun1.nyssa - tupelos: deciduous trees of moist habitats especially swamps and beside pondsNyssa - tupelos: deciduous trees of moist habitats especially swamps and beside ponds
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Nyssaceae, Nyssaceae, sour-gum family, tupelo family - a family of dicotyledonous trees of order Myrtales that includes the sour gum trees
tupelo tree, tupelo - any of several gum trees of swampy areas of North America
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She steers between extremes: one view that modern readings of Nyssa have nothing to contribute to patristic scholarship, and another that recent hermeneutical theory has invalidated the very possibility of patristic scholarship (8).
2 Nyssa overcome three decades of local humility to defeat fellow Wapiti League representative Vale 19-2 in the OSAA Class 2A championship game at Autzen Stadium.
Gregory of Nyssa and the Tradition of the Fathers (1995);