Alangium

noun

Alan·​gi·​um
ə-ˈlan-jē-əm
: a genus (the type of the family Alangiaceae of the order Umbellales) of shrubs and trees found in warm regions of the Old World and having alternate leaves, axillary flowers, and one-seeded drupaceous fruit

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Kanarese aḷaṅgi

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Alangium was in 1809

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“Alangium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alangium. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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