Definition of Murraya in English:

Murraya

noun

Botany
  • A small genus of trees and shrubs (family Rutaceae) native to Asia and Australia and cultivated elsewhere, chiefly for their fragrant flowers or foliage; (also murraya) a tree or shrub of this genus, especially orange jessamine or mock orange, Murraya paniculata, and the curry leaf tree, M. koenigii.

Origin

Early 19th century. From scientific Latin Murraya, alteration of earlier Murraea (Linnaeus Mantissa Plantarum (ed. 2, 1771) 554, citing J. G. König) from the name of Johan Andreas Murray, Swedish botanist + -a.

Pronunciation

Murraya

/mʌˈreɪə//ˈmʌrɪə/