genus Nyssa


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Noun1.genus Nyssa - tupelos: deciduous trees of moist habitats especially swamps and beside pondsgenus 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
tupelo tree, tupelo - any of several gum trees of swampy areas of North America
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The entire genus Nyssa is taken from the name for the ancient Greek water nymph, Nysa.
The genus Nyssa (Cornaceae) in North America: a revision.