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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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|Noun||1.||Nyssa - 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