: a small genus of Asian timber trees (family Leguminosae) with twice-pinnate leaves and racemose flower clusters see red sandalwood sense 2

Word History


New Latin, from aden- + -anthera

First Known Use

1764, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Adenanthera was in 1764

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“Adenanthera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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