noun Ad·e·nan·the·ra \ˌa-dən-ˈan-thə-rə\

Definition of Adenanthera

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

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Origin and Etymology of adenanthera

New Latin, from aden- + -anthera

First Known Use: 1764

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