Definition of bauhinia
: any of a genus (Bauhinia) of leguminous vines, shrubs, and trees of the legume family that grow in tropical and subtropical regions and include some that are grown especially for their fragrant orchid-like flowers
Origin and Etymology of bauhinia
New Latin, from Jean Bauhin †1613 and Gaspard Bauhin †1624 Swiss botanists
First Known Use: 1725
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